[wp-hackers] Putting the P in WordPress

Thomas Scholz info at toscho.de
Mon Jul 5 22:23:16 UTC 2010

Matt Mullenweg:

> 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.

Many people will upgrade from 2.9 to 3.0.1 and leave out the 3.0.0  
release. WP.com is not a reference for the rest of the web, where people  
have installed WP into a »Wordpress« directory or have uploaded similar  
named images. The forum shows that already.

I wish you had just added this code to the plugin directory, without  
forcing anyone to opt *out*.

> 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.

I wonder what would happen if OpenSuse would implement such a filter. Or  
OpenOffice. :)
People were on fire, and they were right.

> We have made you a beautiful omelet, sorry about the eggs! Except not  
> really sorry.

Eggs are *necessary* for an omelet. That’s the difference. Why didn’t you  
talk about this before the commit? I cannot imagine that *you* are afraid  
of an open discussion.


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