[php-maint] Bug#380731: Bug#380731: php5: Embedded PHP interpreter missing

Paul Biggar paul.biggar at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 09:47:41 UTC 2010

Hi Ondřej,

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 12:06 AM, Ondřej Surý <ondrej at debian.org> wrote:
> Nope, and I doubt there ever will be. I guess we all (php maintainers)
> share Steve's opinion on embedding php5. It's bad enough with php5
> today, no need to make it worse by plugging language create to server
> web pages to another random applications. If you need to embed
> scripting language, use something more suited for the task - lua comes
> to the mind.

While I support the idea that PHP is a hideous language that should
never be used, I do not support the idea that your role as maintainers
should allow you to refuse to package something for what is
essentially a religious reason.

Steve's comment about it being experimental is also incorrect, despite
the file he quoted, which is out of date. The embed APIs have not
changed at all in the four years this bug has been open, it is as
stable and mature as anything else in PHP. I think this argument is
only being used as a strawman to support what has already been decided
based on religious reasons.


Paul Biggar
paul.biggar at gmail.com

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