@sgiehl opened this Pull Request on November 19th 2020 Member


Our System check currently marks some PHP extensions as required that we actually don't need to require.

  • SPL
  • Reflection

Those two are meanwhile built in PHP and can't be unavailable, so doesn't make sense to check them at all.

  • mbstring

We indirectly already had symphony/polyfill-mbstring included in the composer requirements, so the methods are always available. Checking for the extension is therefor not needed anymore, as everything should work without it. (We could also consider adding this as recommended module)

  • iconv

I've added symphony/polyfill-iconv to ensure those methods are always available. We are actually not using that often, but the mbstring polyfill uses it and it allows us to remove the requirement. (We could also consider adding this as recommended module)

In addition I have marked or Common::mb_* methods as deprecated and replaced their usage with the mb_* functions directly, as those methods are actually doing nothing else. (We should do that for our plugins later as well)

refs #16650


  • [ ] Functional review done
  • [ ] Usability review done (is anything maybe unclear or think about anything that would cause people to reach out to support)
  • [ ] Security review done see checklist
  • [ ] Code review done
  • [ ] Tests were added if useful/possible
  • [ ] Reviewed for breaking changes
  • [ ] Developer changelog updated if needed
  • [ ] Documentation added if needed
  • [ ] Existing documentation updated if needed
@tsteur commented on November 19th 2020 Member

btw just in case it was planned be good to not replace any further upgrade methods since we don't have any issues there currently and it doesn't really improve anything.

This Pull Request was closed on May 27th 2021
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