|How PHP 4.1.0 will Change Your Scripts
In theory, PHP 4.1.0 should not require you to modify your existing scripts, or, at least not in its default settings.
However, if you plan to have your scripts survive in later semi-major versions of PHP (eg 4.2.X, 4.3.X, 5.0.X, etc), you will need to migrate your scripts to use the $_GET, $_POST, $_COOKIE, etc, arrays. As noted earlier, later semi-major versions (and of course major versions) will likely not automatically register form variables as global variables in its default settings. So if you are writing a script, and your web host is already using version 4.1.0 (or above) of PHP, you might want to consider changing your coding methods so that you will have less headaches when a new version of PHP is released. Of course, a consequence of such a change is that your script would not be backward-compatible with PHP 4.0 and earlier.
What does the emphasized text mean? Doesnt it mean that i later php versions, $_POST/GET/COOKIE/REQUEST variables will get deprecated?
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