[Lvlug] Re: Blog off to a...uh...Start
The Artist Formerly Known as Fingolfin
fingolfin at thelinuxlink.net
Tue Jun 22 23:49:21 EDT 2004
On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, 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.
I've heard similar complaints about Perl maintainability. That really
depends who's working with what. Some people can hold together scads of
TCL without a problem, others can't.
> ...if you want all second- and third-order extensions in the core language.
Probably not so great.
> ...if you want to hunt around the web useful scripts.
I don't mind. Granted the repository that Perl has in one place is
> ...if you don't want real modular code or namespaces.
I work with C...I don't recall ever using namespaces in any language.
> ...if you don't want a common testing environment.
Like a debugger? I think php has one.
> and so on.
> PHP is a kludge.
People say that about Perl as well; mind you I'm just playing Devil's
"The syntax. I can live with $, @ and even %. But please, not the
references. Not the anonymous references to an array of hashes which
make less sense than the ThreeStarProgrammers on h4X0red crack."
That's from the WhyHatePerl wiki.
"...Jews everywhere were showing signs of disturbance, were gathering
together, and giving evidence of great hostility to the Romans, partly
by secret and partly by overt acts."
-- Cassius Dio, Roman History 69.12.1-14.3
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