PHP: a fractal of bad design (fuzzy notepad)
Posted Apr 17, 2012 7:40 UTC (Tue) by khim
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PHP awfulness and it's popularity are two sides of the same coin: PHP is built to keep chugging along at all costs. When faced with either doing something nonsensical or aborting with an error, it will do something nonsensical. Anything is better than nothing.
This is what makes it usable for non-programmers (it's actually pretty easy to create something which works if you use it just right) and this is what makes it bad fit for the large projects. Sadly successful small projects tend to grow thus we are stuck with this abomination.
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