Waiting for my coworker (MongoDB) to ask wtf a paamayim nekudotayim is, and why I'm asking about it in a C++17 code review.

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Alleged web developer confused by URLs, wonders if a prototype is the counterpart of an electrotype.

Seriously though, is there a polite way to say "prototype.php.net exists for the purposes of prototyping"?

Or should I stick with my go-to response: Sir, this is an Arby's™.

I'm about 80% sure that what he really meant to write was "Where did the old mysql extension go?"

This is not a well written question by any standard. Even allowing for the likelihood that English is probably not his first language, it's just really really low effort and doesn't bother to show any work done before hand.

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Ignoring the actual content and the fact that PHP 8 runs 5.6 procedural code just fine (unless it's broken code that needs fixing anyway), the part that caught my attention was the subject line and salutation.

There's something kind of adorable about him thinking that PHP is a 1-man effort and Rasmus is just sitting at home banging away on it all by himself.

Hi! I write for a living, that's why I'm including a grammatical error in my opening paragraph!

Talking with coworker over zoom about a C++ diff, and got three syllables into "Paamayim Nekudotayim"" before I caught myself and said "Double twice dot... I mean double colon".

Man, PHP fucks with yer brain sometimes, doesn't it?

I have so many questions that I'm actually inclined to reply.

Okay. Only thing hinky left is distributions repo, but that's not the M1's fault. That's just the fact that we've got a fuck lot of binary images in git.

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$ uname -a
Linux inky 5.15.0-33-generic #34-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 18 13:39:51 UTC 2022 aarch64 aarch64 GNU/Linux

$ php -v
PHP 8.2.0-dev (cli) (built: May 23 2022 18:00:42) (NTS DEBUG)

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Getting my release manager environment setup on Ubuntu 22.04 aarch64 (mac M1) and so far.... not too bad.

Except for that utter fucking panic trying to clone php-distributions, but I can prolly fix that... prolly...

((By which I mean that mastodon account. Not asking who's using the language, though that is of interest, just asking who toots from that address.))

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Not sus or complaining or anything like that, but mildly curious who's running @php .

It's been awhile but we have people back at the table again. Hoping to be more of a regular thing schedule now. This month I am joined by Sara Golemon (@pollita), @JoePFerguson@twitter.com, and @ramsey@twitter.com and we talk about the current state of PHP.


Welcome to all the birdsite refugees! Looking forward to all the PHP (and non-PHP) tooting to come.

P.S. - If you're looking for my non-PHP toots, they're over at @saramg You can follow them from here (that's how federation works), I just like to segment my content if you don't care about my non-PHP stuff.

Room11: *Is a PHP channel*

NewUser joins
New User: I have this page long SQL question.

Me, every time: Sir, this is an Arby's™


If you're going to swear, at least use clever curses. Any douchebag enema can call someone a fucking cocksucker.

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