It has been a slow week for anything related to computers; other things have occupied my time, to put it simply. And for those same reasons this is not going to be a long post.
I am mentally debating whether or not I should apply for membership for the PHP Framework Interop Group. Their purpose, as they say:
The idea behind the group is for project representatives to talk about the commonalities between our projects and find ways we can work together. Our main audience is each other, but we’re very aware that the rest of the PHP community is watching. If other folks want to adopt what we’re doing they are welcome to do so, but that is not the aim.
The PHP FIG creates, discusses, votes on, and publishes standards (PSRs) like so. In general the intended audience is the developers of PHP frameworks. However, the decision of those authors to follow those PSRs affects my work on PHP Mode for Emacs. So now I keep asking myself, “Am I in a position where I can provide meaningful input about these standards since they affect me?” Then again, seeing membership for FuelPHP rejected on the basis that it “is not yet influencing enough” does not give me a Hell of a lot of hope that GNU Emacs’ PHP Mode would be considered influential enough.
More importantly, sometime tonight I really hope to get around to addressing a couple of pull requests for PHP Mode that have been open for much longer than I would prefer. Maybe I ought to find someone to be a ‘Second in Command’ for managing that project for when I’m unexpected available.