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I quit.

This is just a repost of the email I sent to internals.

Hi everyone,

For my own reasons, I have decided to cease my involvement with PHP development. This isn’t a judgement of the PHP community nor the internals mailing list, you’re all wonderful people and it’s really been a pleasure, and I mean that completely honestly. However, this has ended up taking up too much of my time (which is my own fault, and my own fault alone) and I can’t really justify it to myself anymore.

So, I’m no longer contributing to PHP, and all four active RFCs authored by myself are therefore withdrawn: Scalar Type Hints, Spaceship/Combined Comparison Operator, Void Return Type, Big Integer Support.

The first two were in voting, so the votes have been cancelled.

If anyone would like to pick up from where I left off with any of these RFCs, they are very much welcome to - there is no need to consult me first (and it’s probably for the best if you don’t). The Spaceship/Combined Comparison Operator RFC was also authored by Davey Shafik, so ask him if you want to revive that one.

I’m sorry about this, but it can’t be helped. I’d rather move on to other things. I would stick around to finish everything up before I leave, but I just don’t have the time nor the motivation to finish everything. I apologise for that, especially for Scalar Type Hints as I realise this is something a lot of developers were looking forward to.

I’d leave quietly, but since this affects active RFCs, I need to announce it somewhere.

So, thank you, PHP community. It has been a wonderful 2 years.


Update 2015-11-10: I came back.