devel/php5-spl: Countable is ineffective

Alex Dupre ale at
Mon Feb 12 16:55:13 UTC 2007

Roman Neuhauser ha scritto:
> I'm not sure I understand you correctly.  The change broke the module,
> and in an extremely dangerous way: affected programs silently change
> their behavior.  What advantages could the shared library have over a
> working PHP?

The module was broken even before in a different part. The fact that now 
affects you doesn't mean was better before. When this feature was 
introduced there was a flame-storm between php devs because the presence 
of an optional extension shouldn't modify the behaviour of the standard 
library. This is bad coding, but, as I said, I'm working to fix it. And, 
if you are wondering, I didn't deliberately commit such regression.

Alex Dupre

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