[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #23880: Minimum PHP version in Plugins

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#23880: Minimum PHP version in Plugins
 Reporter:  TJNowell         |       Owner:
     Type:  feature request  |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:
Component:  Plugins          |     Version:
 Severity:  normal           |  Resolution:  wontfix
 Keywords:                   |     Focuses:

Comment (by jb510):

 Replying to [comment:41 nacin]:
 > Still not happening, and our 5.2 numbers didn't decline as I'd like.
 Plan now is to lean on hosts to update accounts to the latest version of
 WordPress and PHP 5.4+, and see where our numbers are later this year.

 I'm confused.  This ticket is about instituting a PHP Version check for
 plugins right?  Not moving core to require a specific version.  What does
 it matter what the 5.2 usage numbers are?

 As @nacin pointed out, this was bumpy spot when going from from 4.x to
 5.x.  It's likely going to be just as bumpy going from 5.4 to 5.6 soon and
 from 5.6 to 7.0 in a year or two.

 Why don't we put a version check in core NOW and avoid all that headache
 two years down the road?  What is so fundamentally wrong about adding a
 minimum PHP version to a plugin header?

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/23880#comment:47>
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