Re: [PHP-DEV] Defining the PHP Group

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September 16, 2019 13:35 (Chase Peeler)
On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 7:01 AM Vesselin Kenashkov <>

> On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 1:23 PM Pierre Joye> wrote: > > > > > > > The only thing I dislike a lot is the general tone of these > > discussions, that should be different, that makes me sad and really > > not willing to participate in any way. > > > > Hi everyone, > I just want to second that feeling of Pierre. Im a userland developer and > just wanted to express that as a person outside internals following the > recent discussions, Im really sad for the reason of the tone used, the > amount of human/brain energy used/wasted in these and as someone mentioned > already it may happen certain developers to abandon the project due to all > that. And this is the last thing I would say we all want (both internals > and externals). > > In regards to the 2/3 majority - I would say that in case the minority > opposition is very strong (like in the votes on short tags and warning > levels) isnt it possible to reach a compromise? Like acknowledging the vote > but postpone the implementation for another major version? I understand the > majority rule and the rules of the democracy but again according these > rules even when certain decision passes through and there is still very > strong opposition compromises are sought after. > > In regards to error levels RFC, many of us that strongly felt we shouldn't do what was proposed at all, were at least willing to accept a compromise
where the changes became opt-in via ini settings or a declare. Both of these suggestions were strongly rejected by those in favor of the RFC.
> With the above Im not trying to push my point over the specific RFCs - I > fully understand the implications there and have an option on these but > this is offtopic. At this point considering how much stress these have > caused I would say I got to the point that Im fine with either of the > votes/implementations as long as the PHP team doesnt suffer any harm in > terms of loss of people or massive waste of brain effort. > > And I understand that this topic is about the governance of the project > etc... just wanted to bring the attention of the group to the fact that > even on 2/3 in certain cases compromises may be needed and this to be taken > into account when deciding on the governance/voting process. > > Thank you all > > Vesko Kenashkov >
-- Chase Peeler