I’m no longer cutting edge on PHP

I just realized this; I haven’t used PHP 5 at all since it came out, so I’m terribly illiterate about this latest version of PHP. I still use PHP 4. That means I’m no longer cutting edge on PHP! Or maybe that just means I’m no longer bleeding edge, since PHP 5 adoption has been terribly slow.

5 Replies to “I’m no longer cutting edge on PHP”

  1. I’m in the same boat. I have lots of applications to support that run PHP4, so I haven’t had the time or the nerve to see if they break in PHP5 yet.

  2. I’ve tried a couple of my sites in PHP5, and they bork pretty bad. And since I host some clients on my server whose sites I don’t control, I’m just going to be sticking with 4.x for right now. I know cPanel now allows you to install 5.x on a cPanel controlled server, but they didn’t for the longest time because it borked out cPanel and apache pretty good.

  3. Yeah know how it goes. I can only seem to use it on little standalone projects. Some people here at work are promoting the slow adoption idea 🙂

  4. Slow adoption isn’t necessarily a bad thing… things remain stable, at least. And then there’s the rule (of which not even PHP is immune) of avoiding "dot-0" versions of software, waiting instead for the next major subversion to fix bugs and issues…

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