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offline Jack Deth
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 To OSCommerce 3.0 or Not?  Depends on your Ho
 Posted on: 04/01/11 at 19:49:18

The open source community welcomes OSCommerce 3.0 to the world yesterday...

Now today we see a major issue appearing...  OSC 3.0 requires PHP 5.3, something the majority of hosts dont support as of yet...

The claim that php 5.2 is EOL and that 5.3 is the future has the release of some great code blocked by hosts not keeping up to date with technology...

I noticed it after grabbing a copy of the code and trying to run the site, only to get odd errors...  and no site...

unfortunately my current hosting doesnt support php 5.3 either and im SOL just like the 50% of users out there...

What do you think of this turn of events?  

Gives me a thought, might be time to work on that perl 6 based web-app upgrade!!!



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offline Woo Hoo
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 Re: To OSCommerce 3.0 or Not?  Depends on your Ho
 Posted on: 04/03/11 at 04:43:25

It's funny how we talk about separating the HTML and Perl code and that's the exact opposite of what PHP is all about. I've come across PHP pages that were nothing more than static HTML. The whole PHP community and those who use it assure me that the world has gone crazy. PHP is trying to impose as something more than a simple tool to build web pages with the ability to easily interact with a back-end script. It wants to be Perl. If it wasn't for Perl there would never be PHP. Rasmus Lerdorf even changed the reason he named it PHP in hopes to somehow separate it from Perl. Years ago he stated that the code (written in Perl) was called "Perl Hypertext Preprocessor" which is exactly what it was. He later claimed it stood for "personal home page" or something like that and even has the ordasity to say he used C instead. Why can't people keep it real.



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offline Jack Deth
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 Re: To OSCommerce 3.0 or Not?  Depends on your Ho
 Posted on: 04/03/11 at 20:29:38

Understood, but without some form of seperation it would make it much harder for the average downloader to make use of something like web-app if everything was all over the place like it used to be various versions back...

I remember wasting so much time tracing crap back to little chunks of code in the wrong place...

total seperation is unneccessary...  but a nice clean piece of code cant hurt either...



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