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10/21/2022 10:13:53 PM (21 months ago)
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  • Ticket #55942, comment 25

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    11What do we think about the (optional) ability to specify the underlying type, on read as well as upon write?
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    3 For instance, to maintain full backwards compatibility there are surely going to be cases where PHP serialization is still required. However, as a plugin author, if I can also specify (upon read) that I expect the value to be a simple boolean, or to have been written using JSON serialization, that would close off scenarios where third party code replaces an option with a value requiring PHP serialization (because what would be less desirable in such a case is if WP goes ahead and uses `unserialize()` when reading that data, contrary to my intentions).
     3For instance, to maintain full backwards compatibility, there are surely going to be cases where PHP serialization is still required. However, as a plugin author, if I can also specify (upon read) that I expect the value to be a simple boolean, or to have been written using JSON serialization, that would close off scenarios where third party code replaces an option with a value requiring PHP serialization (because what would be less desirable in such a case is if WP goes ahead and uses `unserialize()` when reading that data, contrary to my intentions).