Of course these forums influence on how I develop, just like everyone else surely? That is why we come here, to take note on what others are doing, how they're doing it, etc. But my commenting wasn't really in regards to develop as such, more to PHP, which is what this discussion is about :)
If none of what is said in these forums influences your programming style or habits, what do you come here for?
Maybe. Yes, your proberly correct but that is how I feel about the situation. People make a living out of PHP which therefore they should at the very least respect that much like anyother language etc that there are going to be problems.
That is very shortsigthed to be honest.
What a lot of people forget is that moving from PHP4 to PHP5 did require a completely new solution. That solution for the most part is pretty stable, but what isn't stable (as I can tell) is basically backward compatability.
PHP5 had to support PHP4.x, and let's be honest here for a moment, with PHP5.x supporting a completely re-write, that was never going to be easy to support PHP4 as well.
The way some people are going about sabre rattling, you'd think that PHP was a mistake, or the community (one individual, or the collective group) are about to dump all over PHP.
If they dump all over PHP, then so what? PHP will still continue, the world will still be here tomorrow. In one form or another ;)
I just don't know what all the fuss is about, what with what is actually happening in our world today. Anyways, hope I'm a bit more clearer this time around :)
If your best friend started doing heavy hardcore drugs, or committing horrible crimes, would you be "prepared to defend him"?
Of course you would at least try to help, but at the end of the day they can only help themselves.
Or would you do what's best for him and confront him about the wrong in his ways?