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Subject:Re: [PHP-DEV] Proposal: Array syntax
From:Christian Schneider (csch@cschneid.com)
Date:Nov 5, 2003 5:07:27 pm
List:net.php.lists.internals

George Schlossnagle wrote:

George (thinking [] is pretty but disliking alternative syntaxes)

Ok, let me recap my short visit on this mailing list: 1) Dangling commas in function calls were considered bloat 2) Adding the local vars to debug_backtrace() was silently ignored 3) A prettier array syntax was discarded because it's an alternative

On the other hand Sara Golemon wrote:

It's Perlish and ugly. It is *not* PHP syntax.

while e.g. private, catch, throw, final were introduced which are Javaesque and ugly. They are *not* PHP spirit of a simple language. But I didn't complain.

After all this I guess I have to maintain my own PHP branch and hope for PHP6 to address some of my issues. Or switch to another language at some point, because a language to me is a tool, not a religion.

Anyway, I wish everybody happy hacking, - Chris