…And it will cost you millions

This is a rather funny complaint. Sure I agree that PHP hasn’t exactly been that great an opensource example, but this complaint is just ridiculous. Love the part when he/she says “The time is coming when a law suit beckons because as sure as eggs is eggs, a lot of your users will grow tired of paying out the thousands of dollars you cost them with every new php release, (theres a growing band who are already tired of it) and will sue. And they will win. And it will cost you millions.”

The contempt you show php programmers and website owners amazes me.

You change usages and drop tags like you are the only users of php. You create shedloads of work when you do that. One can forget developing anything if using php as one spends too much time reprogramming existing items to keep up with your constant changes.

Can you kindly ask all the idiots that engineer php if they would be willing to do that work for free or if they will pay for programmers to do it in compensation for their utter stupidity and arrogance and the contempt they show to their users?

Why cant you make every release backwardly compatible?

The time is coming when a law suit beckons because as sure as eggs is eggs, a lot of your users will grow tired of paying out the thousands of dollars you cost them with every new php release, (theres a growing band who are already tired of it) and will sue. And they will win. And it will cost you millions.

Kindest
Adie Close

[via PHP]

That’s terrible attitude. Anyway, the problem of upgrading server software has always exist. People scream when there is a lack of backward compatibility. And new users scream that the language is not lean enough. You can’t serve both sides.