The impetus for this post comes from two recent great blog posts by Phil Sturgeon:
I recommend PHP developers read both to get a feel for the current atmosphere and nature of the PHP Internals. All is not well in the land of the core PHP developers. But what I want to focus on with this post is something I consider to be a problem about how the PHP team deals with Request for Comments (RFCs), i.e. change or new feature proposals.
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