devel/php5-spl: Countable is ineffective

Roman Neuhauser neuhauser at
Mon Feb 12 20:53:31 UTC 2007

# ale at / 2007-02-12 17:55:10 +0100:
> 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.

Thanks for taking care of it.  I appreciate the hard time PHP's "organic"
growth gives any responsible downstream maintainer.

How many Vietnam vets does it take to screw in a light bulb?
You don't know, man.  You don't KNOW.
Cause you weren't THERE.   

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