Per recent discussion on the development list, this patch allows modules to declare a minimum PHP version that they require. If one is not specified, the drupal core compatibility value is used (which should always evaluate to true). The main target for this patch is modules that use PHP 5-based XML handling, timezone handling, or other newer features.
To test, throw:
php = 5.5
into some module's info file, or some other version obviously higher than what you're running.
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