WordPress to show warnings on servers running outdated PHP versions

Found on ZD Net on Tuesday, 15 January 2019
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The current plan is to have the warnings appear for sites using a PHP version prior to the 5.6.x branch (<=5.6).

The reason why the WordPress team wants to push site owners to update their underlying PHP servers is because the PHP team has recently dropped support for security fixes for the PHP 5.6.x and PHP 7.0.x branches.

Obviously the WordPress developers either don't know anything about enterprise grade operating systems, or are blindly riding the "latest is greatest" choo-choo train. Otherwise they would know that relying on version numbers is a grave mistake.