I think it is a bad decision to remove the mysql extension from php. I understand if it will throw a deprecated notice, but they CANNOT force developers to rewrite their code. It will cost a huge amount of time. I think they have to give the possibility to "enable" it.
Lee Davis - 2014-01-13 04:26:02 - In reply to message 1 from Gianluca Zanferrari
What's going to help is that tons of coding communities (like "Stack Overflow") are officially pushing for either MySQLi or PDO, which, in my opinion is vastly superior as it kills any chance of an SQL injection attack dead in its' tracks. It's not that hard to get your brain around, and I rewrote a major part of my web application using it as well ("thumbs up").