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Reddit.com:
Let's Make PHP's Function Names Consistent!
January 25, 2013 @ 10:32:57

On Reddit.com there's a heated discussion going on in response to this bug filed asking about aliasing PHP function names to make them more consistent (specifically "htmlentities_decode" versus "html_entity_decode").

[...] Current naming conventions are really horrible. For instance, look at differences between str_replace, strlen, parse_str, htmlspecialchars. All work with same type but their names are completely different. So, string functions should go to String namespace (Stringreplace()), array functions to Array namespace (Arraysearch()) and so on.

Back in the Reddit post most of the commentors agree that this kind of thing would be beneficial to the language, but - as several point out - this could have serious backwards compatibility issues. What do you think? Voice your opinion!

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