[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #3791: Consider bumping pre-commit checker on plugins to PHP 7.1

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#3791: Consider bumping pre-commit checker on plugins to PHP 7.1
 Reporter:  Ipstenu           |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect            |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  high              |   Milestone:
Component:  Plugin Directory  |  Resolution:  fixed
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Comment (by dd32):

 Replying to [comment:26 Rarst]:
 > I appreciate the progress, but I urge to reconsider if the approach is
 > 7.2 was released **almost two years ago**.

 I understand where you're coming from, but IMHO running the branch prior
 to current stable is far more than ideal than either running PHP 7.0
 linting or no linting at all.

 Given PHP's poor adoption curves, all that this means is that you can't
 release a plugin through WordPress.org that only works on 15% of WordPress

 You can still release a plugin that relies upon PHP 7.2 code, but at least
 that'll be usable by ~45% of sites instead.
 You can even use newer functions in PHP if including compat code, just not
 newer syntax.

 As new PHP branches are deployed for usage on WordPress.org itself, the
 version that plugins.svn.wordpress.org will accept will increase in

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3791#comment:27>
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