Even after three years, WordPress can't mandate the upgrade because of hosts who won't do the same. "Developer convenience is secondary to the convenience of users": that's why developers tend not to hang around for very long. It's easier to swallow as an employee than as a hobbyist/volunteer.
When I started using Python I couldn't understand why anyone would ever use the shell; now I can't live without it.
Hooray! I can't wait.
Paamayim Nekudotayim would, at first, seem like a strange choice for naming a double-colon. However, while writing the Zend Engine 0.5 (which powers PHP 3), that's what the Zend team decided to call it. It actually does mean double-colon - in Hebrew!