Upgrading PHP upgrades

Submitted by Larry on 9 December 2022 - 3:50pm

PHP 8.2 was released on 8 December, to much fanfare. And, as always, to much wailing and gnashing of teeth about how the PHP language is evolving too quickly and breaking everyone's code. More specifically, it was the earlier, twin announcement that PHP 7.4 reached end-of-life on 28 November, as that has, somehow, forced everyone to suddenly rewrite their entire code base in a hurry.

And... while I sympathize with some of the complaints, I am once again left wondering "how?"

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