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

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Fri Jun 10 17:00:12 UTC 2011

Some Plugins in the Repository haven't been updated since 2004. Do you
really think that the advent of PHP6 is *really* going to motivate the
developers of such Plugins to update their code?


On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 11:55 AM, Jari Pennanen <ciantic at oksidi.com> wrote:

> Hi!
> 2011/6/10 Mike Little <wordpress at zed1.com>:
> > Jari,
> >
> > The biggest part of the problem is the 14,781 plugins in the repository.
> Are
> > you going to change all of them? And what about the thousands of private
> > plugins?
> Thats finite number sir! They will get modified and mutilated a shit
> loads when PHP6 comes. That is the way it is in PHP, this is a
> language that is in constant identity crisis, take for instance PDO
> which starts to be enforced in PHP6, there goes the whole point of
> ever having magic quotes, it supports prepared statements.
> Point is, with introduction to faster non-magic quote API we *have a
> chance*. And bear in mind it is faster! Even if nothing, nada were
> ever done to mitigate removal of slashes from _POST, _GET etc we would
> have access to PHP5,6 compatible _POST etc using this API which is
> faster (since it does not require re-running stripslashes over
> everything.)
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