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Comment Re:what wrong with (Score 1) 523

Have you ever tried $X - > member (where $X is an instantiated class object?)

That's not whitespace around operators. That's replacing one operator with two (minus and greater than). Of course that'll make a difference, but my point was that whitespace around the operator currently doesn't and shouldn't in the future. Don't misconstrue it. To be clear, the reason meaningless whitespace around operators is is that both of the following work the same way:

$a->someMethod()->someOtherMethod();
$a->someMethod()
  ->someOtherMethod();

Now, though, you're proposing that namespaces shouldn't be allowed to have the same name as any variable, class or constant. Are you mad? You realise that name conflict resolution is what namespaces are for, right? Yet you want to make it the case that if I'm using a Date namespace, I can never have a variable or class called date/Date? That's crazy.

The "just make sure your names are memorable, distinctive, and you're good to go" rule is what PHP currently has, with class names for instance. And it's the problem that namespaces are designed to solve, not make worse.

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No Closed Video Drivers For Next Ubuntu Release 448

lisah writes "Ubuntu's next release, Feisty Fawn, is due out in April and, according to company CTO Matt Zimmerman, proprietary video drivers failed to make the cut for the default install. Zimmerman told Linux.com that although the software required for Composite support is not ready for prime-time and therefore will not be included in Feisty, Ubuntu hasn't given up entirely on including video drivers in future releases. '[T]he winds aren't right yet. We will continue to track development and will revisit the decision if things change significantly.' Ambiguous or not, the decision to exclude proprietary drivers for now should satisfy at least some members of the Ubuntu Community. In other Feisty Fawn news, the Board also decided to downgrade support for Power PC due to a lack of funding." Linux.com and Slashdot are both part of OSTG.

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