[wp-hackers] PHP 5.2 that WordPress 3.2 requires

Franklin Tse peaceable_whale at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 24 17:33:24 UTC 2010

Drupal had problem with PHP 5.2.0 too:


I don't think it is good to stay in 5.2.0. One of the reasons to increase the PHP version requirement, IMO, is to reduce the need of workarounds and writing own implementation of PHP functions.


From: "Stephen Rider" <wp-hackers at striderweb.com>
Date: Sunday, 25 July, 2010 00:53
To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] PHP 5.2 that WordPress 3.2 requires

> On Jul 24, 2010, at 3:50 AM, Otto wrote:
>> PHP versions 5.2.0-3 all had fairly critical bugs that would very
>> likely cause issues. 5.2.4 was the first version that worked well.
> If this is true, is there a *specific* reason we're choosing to go to only 5.2.0 ?  Aren't we just asking for headaches?
> Or do our usage statistics show a lot of people still using 5.2.0 ?
> Not arguing, just asking.  Avoiding "critical" bugs seems like a good idea to me....
> Stephen
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