wp-settings loads plugins before pluggable.php is included — at Initial Version
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When manually initializing WordPress (like in a page that handles AJAX requests) to access all WordPress functions, it is typical to begin the file with:
require($_SERVERDOCUMENT_ROOT? . '/wp-blog-header.php');
However, if a plugin calls the get_userdata() function, the page will deliver this fatal error:
Fatal error: Call to undefined function get_userdata() in [...]/wp-includes/user.php on line 1402
The "Maintenance" plugin is an example of one that causes this issue.
When the plugin is loaded in wp-settings.php line 198, it calls the get_userdata() function. But the get_userdata() function is not defined until wp-includes/pluggable.php is included on line 202 of wp-settings.
So this issue is not limited to calling get_userdata(), but any function defined in wp-includes/pluggable.php.
A simple fix to this, assuming wp-includes/pluggable.php does not depend on the plugins being loaded (which it very may well), is to swap the order of loading in wp-settings.php