I would assume this has already been addressed at some point, but I'm not certain how to/limit/what to search for.
When 6.0 is released, one of the primary changes I noticed was the removal of $HTTP_GET_VARS and the like. When I come across these during maintenance, I change them to $_GET and its counterparts.
My question: is doing something like the following catchall, going to prevent an entire overhaul if I don't get a chance to update *every* instance before the 6.0 release? $_GET = $HTTP_GET_VARS; (for example)
You should be doing it the other way around as the _GET superglobal is always populated with the passed url parameters while the HTTP_GET_VARS is the one about to be removed. $HTTP_GET_VARS =& $_GET; I used the reference op so a change on the one array will update both so you have them in sync.
That's a good workaround, from what I understand of PHP pointers, if you changed a value in _GET or HTTP_POST_VARS then you would be using twice as much memory to store the separate sets of values. Using the reference eliminates that extra overhead.