How to tell when PHP 5 is safe to use…

The answer is very simple – watch John.

When John migrates, to me it means two things in particular;

  • If there is a performance hit vs. the older PHP version, it will be an acceptable one.
  • There are no show-stopping bugs.

Don’t believe me? Well the short proof is John’s company have their future riding on it. A longer proof is to take a deep look at the code in adodb which is a great way to grasp John’s mindset / experience. Otherwise browse the phpeverywhere archives…

And here’s a quote from John that needs repeating to naysayers;

The PHP Internals Developers did a really good job maintaining backward compatibility