Phar vs World

Posted by m6w6 on 9th May 2007 in Mike's sudden inspirations: WTF, PHP

Recent discussions about inclusion of pecl/phar into the core distribution shows again that we are missing a defined process of handling additions to the PHP main distibution. How many people are really reading through all mails of 100+ message threads?

It’s going to be a chaos. Always. Once a developer has got his new, shiny and soon-to-be-world-dominating extension into the core, he’ll be a even stronger advocator of the “no-new-extensions” camp. Not to disrespect any work, but this is pure rivalism, masculine–really!

The idea of moving extensions from core to pecl is honorous, but we all know the current problems of this ideology.

Many people have asked me when pecl/http will be included in the main distribution. My answer is short and simple: “Never” (I usually add a tiny sentence, but that’s nothing encouraging either).

Ah… and please do me a favour: rather keep your comments to yourself :) (…or toss it into the nonsense thread@internals).