[UPHPU] PHP 4 EOL Announcement
haas at xmission.com
Wed Jul 18 14:50:12 MDT 2007
On Wed, 2007-07-18 at 13:53 -0600, Jacob Wright wrote:
> > So here's a question, if you do php contract work, how much would you
> > charge to make a person's site php5-worthy? I'm sure it depends on the
> > site but if you had to ballpark it what would it be? And if you don't
> > believe in one-off contracting, how much are your long term maintenance
> > contracts, or what would you expect a business owner to pay for an in
> > house programmer? I ask both to maybe help you see our clients points
> > of view, and because we'll probably need to start referring people out.
> I also have a question. Those of you who have ported PHP 4 sites to work on
> a PHP 5 box, how long did it take? Is there quite a process? I was under the
> opinion that many PHP 4 apps/sites didn't need to change much or any to run
> with PHP 5, only if they used a few of the less-common practices that PHP 5
> no longer supported. Maybe I'm wrong. I've ported some of my stuff from PHP
> 5 back to 4 but not from 4 to 5.
I've done a couple of those. It wasn't bad. One site didn't need any
change, the other need to be upgraded to a newer version of Gallery.
I think part of the problem is that PHP is such a dynamic language that
you really need to just try the move and see what happens. There isn't
a compiler to look at the whole package and tell you what's
incompatible. So there is more risk of unpredictable failures.
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