[nycphp-talk] Short Tags deprecated?

Hans Zaunere lists at
Fri Aug 28 15:56:20 EDT 2009

> > It's snippets like these, imho, that justify the deprecation/removal
> > of short open tags.
> On the other hand, if I ever have to hack the php source to enable
> short tags, I'll change them to [; and ;] so I can stop wearing down
> my pinkie on the shift key.

Absolutely, some type of shorthand is needed, which is exactly why they
exist in the first place.  I think the issue with removing <?= was that no
one could decide what to actually replace it with.  It'll come, wait for


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