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Request #71528 Warnings for short_open_tag
Submitted: 2016-02-05 06:58 UTC Modified: 2017-08-04 23:06 UTC
Avg. Score:4.5 ± 0.5
Reproduced:2 of 2 (100.0%)
Same Version:2 (100.0%)
Same OS:2 (100.0%)
From: php dot net at shwups dot ch Assigned:
Status: Suspended Package: *General Issues
PHP Version: 7.0.3 OS: all
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2016-02-05 06:58 UTC] php dot net at shwups dot ch
I would like the opportunity to get warnings for short_open_tags.

It would be much easier for developers to rearrange their code from using short_open_tags to not using it.

Something like 


would be great!


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 [2016-11-30 18:48 UTC]
This feature would require an RFC[1], so I'm suspending this ticket.

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 [2017-08-04 23:06 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Suspended
 [2017-08-04 23:06 UTC]
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