Suggested coding style

rantingrick rantingrick at
Fri Sep 30 09:54:25 EDT 2011

Note: I am quoting "Passiday" to get this thread back on subject
however my reply is for "alex23" the philosopher"

On Sep 29, 9:50 pm, alex23 <wuwe... at> wrote:
> On Sep 29, 10:23 pm, rantingrick <rantingr... at> wrote:
> > What is so bad about breaking code in obscure places?
> Try coding in PHP across minor release versions and see how you feel
> about deprecating core functions on a whim.

I never said we should remove it now, i said we should deprecate it

> > We changed print
> > to a function which broke just about every piece of code every written
> > in this language.
> In a well declared _break_ with backwards compatibility. Not on a whim
> between minor releases.

Please Google deprecate.

> > What is so bad then about breaking some very obscure code?
> Because while you say "some very obscure code", what you really mean
> is "code that isn't mine".

Well "alex" i can't see a mob approaching with pitchforks because we
deprecate a misplaced and rarely used functionality of the stdlib.

> As you have no access
> to the inner states of _any_ of the people you regularly condemn here
> with your hypocritical attacks, I've no idea why you consider yourself
> to be an expert on their desires and opinions.

Well "alex", like yourself, i hold expertise in many fields BESIDES
programming. One of which being psychology.

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