[php-maint] Bug#397179: Please don't add this patch

Thijs Kinkhorst thijs at debian.org
Thu May 17 14:01:12 UTC 2007


I'm not in favour of adding this patch. It *will* create different
behaviour than the vanilla PHP does - that's the whole purpose of the
thing. Especially for an interpreter (or compiler) it's undesirable that
running a web application under RedHat PHP 5.1.2 yields different results
than under Debian PHP 5.1.2. Being a maintainer of web applications I know
how hard it is to keep one application functioning on the different
versions that upstream distributes - let alone if distributions are going
to change it aswell.

There's a separate package available that has this patch, as was mentioned
above. Why can't you use that? Seems like the solution to please all.


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