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On 25.08.2008, at 14:52, Jani Taskinen wrote:

This was fun thread to read: Blind leading blind..
Fix after fix to fix something that isn't broken. :)

Pierre: There are other OSes than win32 and they're priority #1,
Winblows is the last. Please don't clutter the code with this win32
mania of yours.

Actually I would put windows second after linux, even before freebsd.
Anyways, like Pierre said in his reply on php-cvs, his goal is to
ensure platform independence in tests.

Since its not my call to really judge deep technical aspects, we do
have to acknowledge that Windows is important and at the same time
most core developers do not have time (and personal direct interest)
to test things on Windows. So its important that someone does the
work. While some of you may not agree with the solution taken at
times, I would expect at least some willingness to cooperate if you
are not going to do the work yourself. Anything in core has no choice
but to work on Windows if there is no fundamental reason in the OS to
prevent this (and in those cases we better try hard to work around
these issues).

That being said if someone has suggestions on how to improve the
"process" we currently have (few people caring about Windows
compatibility of the code they submitted and therefore requiring the
php windows team to do the work for them), then bring it up (maybe
this is yet another reason for DVCS or whatever).

regards,
Lukas Kahwe Smith
mls@pooteeweet.org

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  • Jani Taskinen at Aug 25, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Lukas Kahwe Smith wrote:
    On 25.08.2008, at 14:52, Jani Taskinen wrote:

    This was fun thread to read: Blind leading blind..
    Fix after fix to fix something that isn't broken. :)

    Pierre: There are other OSes than win32 and they're priority #1,
    Winblows is the last. Please don't clutter the code with this win32
    mania of yours.
    Actually I would put windows second after linux, even before freebsd.
    Anyways, like Pierre said in his reply on php-cvs, his goal is to ensure
    platform independence in tests.
    Yes, but platform independence should not mean that it's a mess when
    it's portable. ie. Leaving "shit" behind for example.

    I have no other comments about this..

    --Jani

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