What does WordPress’s official code style have against PHP short echo tags?

See: [https://developer.wordpress.org/coding-standards/wordpress-coding-standards/php/#no-shorthand-php-tags](https://developer.wordpress.org/coding-standards/wordpress-coding-standards/php/#no-shorthand-php-tags)

I get that you shouldn’t use `<? echo “A string”; ?>` because the config directive for short open tags is disabled by default. I’m talking about using `<?= “A string” ?>`. That feature has been enabled (and can’t be disabled) since PHP 5.4. That’s ages ago. Why is WP so stuck in the past on this?


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