[wp-hackers] Putting the P in WordPress

Harry Metcalfe harry at thedextrousweb.com
Mon Jul 5 20:31:47 UTC 2010

Benevolent dictatorships are fine as long as they're benevolent. Using your position to enforce you pedantries on my blog is not benevolent.

I agree with elflop.

Harry Metcalfe
07790 559 876
@harrym, @dextrousweb

Sent from my phone (please excuse any brevity!) 

On 5 Jul 2010, at 19:13, Matt Mullenweg <m at mullenweg.com> wrote:

> On 7/5/2010 1:44 PM, elflop at googlemail.com wrote:
>> How about if it was run at save time, rather than when a post is viewed?
> To me that's destructive, because it impacts the fidelity of the data in the database. A filter on output is trivial to add, remove, update, etc. Every one of our output filters, from autop to texturize, is imperfect but gets better.
> The "damage" the P function could do has already been done. People have already fixed their sites if it broke anything. The sky did not fall. The exact same function has been running on WP.com for several years.
> If it helps, think of this as one of those quirks that you sometimes love, sometimes disagree with, but ultimately separates WordPress from the 1,000 other generic, soulless, un-opinionated CMSes that flood the market. We have made you a beautiful omelet, sorry about the eggs! Except not really sorry.
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