About

Why?

The PHP internals need to be improved, it's not new, I know it, you know it. Between the wiki, the dozens of mailing lists, the Github repository and so on, information is spread out across the web; difficult to access, to comprehend, and to participate in. If you're not familiar with it, it's an unwelcoming world to whomever might want to know more about advances in the PHP language.

This tool aims to simplify this by unifying sources of information under one roof, and answer all the questions people might have about the PHP internals.
Who voted on what? Who even are the people voting? What did they also vote on? What comments were made on a particular RFC? And so on.

The app is not perfect, it's even pretty disgusting at times, but so is the data I'm working with so, you know. Doing my best here.
If you want to make it better, you're more than welcome to.

How?

In order to gather its data, WCWHNT crawls and scraps data from the PHP wiki and PHP People websites. Comments on the other hand are fetched directly from news.php.net through the NNTP protocol. Then a fourth layer fetches complementary data from Github about the users previously found. These four layers of data are then unified and cleaned up for nicer and more comprehensive display, right here.

Everything passes through cache and scheduling, to have the best compromise between freshness of the data and pissing off the wiki people with my crawler.