Whoever wrote PHP 5 is an idiot

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Upgrade my server from php4 to php5 finally this week. I put it off because of the compatibility issues with 4->5

Then it took the rest of the week to fix the websites. Image uploads, redirects, permissions, icons, new accounts. Pretty much the entire website is broken.

Whoever wrote PHP 5 is an idiot. I guess I have myself to blame - you know, using an open source language like PHP in the first place, when I didn't realize IT WAS WRITTEN BY BLIND MONKEYS.

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What was so hard about it ?

Somehow I've always skated around these horrible upgrade stories people have. I really have no idea what makes upgrading so tough. If anything, I'm only ever left thinking I'm a slacker because I've not upgraded my code to take advantage of new features yet. :scratchhead:
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I needed CURL, which I had on my old server. But my new server was not compiled with CURL, and now that I need it, I can't complile with php4 and a 2 year old version.

So I compiled it with the latest libs.

The biggest things are the unseen things so far. Header only works now with an absolute path. Folders for caching don't seem to work anymore, don't know if they got reset or if PHP is no longer running with the correct permissions to do it.

Other stupid things too - like classes in php 5 don't really work the same way - can't referece a parent from a child the same way, and it doesn't seem to propigate values to siblings. Duh.

C++ is awesome. PHP WAS awesome.

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Well, does the application as a whole work better now after the upgrades ?

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