Re: [PHP-DEV] The @@ is terrible, are we sure we're OK with it?

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July 22, 2020 12:58 ("Larry Garfield")
On Wed, Jul 22, 2020, at 7:49 AM, Brent Roose wrote:
> Doesn't it make the most sense to re-vote the syntax? I'd consider the > previous vote to be invalid given the parsing issues that weren't > listed in the RFC. > > A re-vote seems the most fair: if the majority still prefers @@, then > so be it. Otherwise the syntax changes once again, before > feature-freeze. I suppose the RMs should have a final say in this > descision? > > Kind regards > Brent
One of the advantages of having conducted it as a ranked-choice-vote is that we can easily disqualify the @@ option and then recount with just the other two, counting @@ supporters' second choice. No new vote is needed, unless we think a significant number of people would have changed their minds between << >> and #[ ] since then. (I think that's unlikely, personally.) IIRC, it looked like #[ ] would win that runoff but it's easy enough to recompute and be sure. I agree this is ultimately an RM decision for how to proceed; my recommendation would be to Make A Call(tm) if the parsing issues of @@ are significant enough to disqualify it, and if so, recompute the vote as above and go with the result. @@ may be easier to type than the others, but at the end of the day the parsing problems it introduces seem like the killer blow to me. --Larry Garfield