[wp-hackers] Magic Quoting removal Road Map/Plan

Jari Pennanen ciantic at oksidi.com
Fri Jun 10 16:18:10 UTC 2011

2011/6/10 Peter Westwood <peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk>:
> Nope.
> Because that assumes that you can magically ensure that every piece of even non public plugin and theme code gets converted over.

Of course not, but there are bigger and smaller compatibility problems
with upcoming PHP updates than this little WP one. At least if people
*start* to use this new API there will be possibility in future to get
rid of it magic quoting.

Thats what is required to do, better API and deprecate old one
graciously, that's the only way forward.

Sticking to this tiny backwards compatibility problem in face of much
bigger ones just does not make sense.

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