Php 5.3 support

Niko Sams niko.sams at
Wed Jun 9 07:26:29 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 23:00, Milian Wolff <mail at> wrote:
> Niko Sams, 08.06.2010:
>> Hi,
>> Milian started on Php 5.3 support (yay!) and that arises one question:
>> should it be configurable? (ie. a project setting that
>> enables/disables 5.3 features)
>> what do you think?
> I'm for a "no, it shouldn't".
> We should support the newest version and be done with it. And looking at the
> features, I don't see any that change existing behavior. Sure, you won't get
> an error if you run PHp < 5.3 and use some advanced feature, but then again:
> Why cares ;-)
> Making it configurable is just more work where I don't see any real value.
Well, there are people (like me :D) that don't use 5.3 yet. And it would be nice
to get correct errors when using 5.3 features.

But I see that it makes the parser more complicated, so I'm fine with not having
it configurable.


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