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    PHP5 Exclusive Section?!?!?


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    Why do you feel the need for a specific forum for this?
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    Well when you actually think about it;

    Once PHP5 is released properly you are going to have all those folks out there who have only just installed it; beginners included - folks who've never used PHP before - and there is going to problems... problems... etc

    Folks are going to be asking a million and one questions; myself included (proberly ) and this is just going to bloat out the PHP4.x.x forums correct ?

    Yer, so let's be having a version5 specific forums area for PHP; bring it on

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    If we begin to have problems with that, we can implement it. Otherwise, it will just further the already too complex forum structure.
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    Have to say don't think we need one for the same reasons as Mattias.

    Given that 99% of the changes in PHP5 apply to the object model reckon we've pretty much already got it covered in the Advanced PHP forum.

    So perhaps just rename that forum: "Advanced PHP and PHP5" when the time comes.

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    I think Harry's idea makes the most sense. PHP5 discussion has mostly been going on in the Advanced forum so that would be a logical place for discussion once it comes out.

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    Yes, the new features in PHP5 mainly fall under OOP, which is what the advanced section is for.

    Other changes are just new functions, which fit fine into the regular PHP section IMO.
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    Yup. Agree with harry.
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    PHP5 and PHP4 are the same language. PHP4 scripts will still run in PHP5.

    PHP5 adds some new, optional functionality to PHP, just like every release of PHP has done (including 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3).

    OOP is not new in PHP5. It works well in PHP4. Advanced programmers have no problem using OOP in PHP4.

    PHP5 implements some new features, features that Java and C++ programmers would be familiar with. However, it is not mandatory to use the new features, and it is quite possible to create advanced OOP scripts without PHP5.

    It will still be possible to create classes without deconstructors, and it is possible to create classes without private or protected members. The extra information hiding features will mainly be used by people who already use OOP and who have learnt OOP using Java or C++. I do not expect to see many, if any, questions about the new OOP features in PHP5.
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    I'm with the others, no new forum. Advanced PHP covers it just nicely.

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    I agree pretty much with what everyone else has said - adding another forum will just make the forums structure even more complex and thats the last thing we need

    Harry was on to a good idea with renaming Advanced PHP to Advanced PHP and PHP5 - I imagine most PHP5 specific questions will either be installation or advanced php questions anyway.

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