[Lvlug] Re: Blog off to a...uh...Start
chris at chrislansdown.com
Tue Jun 22 23:43:59 EDT 2004
On 06/22, Ricardo SIGNES wrote:
> * Chris Hever <fingolfin at thelinuxlink.net> [2004-06-22T22:47:30]
> > On Mon, 21 Jun 2004, Ferguson, Scott W wrote:
> > > > It is my Christian duty to urge you to avoid PHP in favor of Perl.
> > >
> > > Hmmm...never touched Perl before (no desire), but I do have to append the
> > > fact that I've never worked with a language as ugly as PHP.
> > What's so bad about it??
> ...if you don't want maintainable code.
> ...if you want all second- and third-order extensions in the core language.
> ...if you want to hunt around the web useful scripts.
> ...if you don't want real modular code or namespaces.
> ...if you don't want a common testing environment.
...if you want automatic data corruption (enabled by default).
In my opinion, magic_quotes_gpc (enabled by default) puts PHP in the same
family of languages as intercal, i.e. joke languages. Auto-munging data is
only a very small step removed from providing percent probability of
execution per line, in my book.
And if PHP is only meant for doing database wrappers, then it should be
called "Database Wrapper Language", to warn people off of using it like a
general purpose programming language.
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