PHP: a fractal of bad design (fuzzy notepad)
Posted Apr 17, 2012 7:51 UTC (Tue) by koch
Parent article: PHP: a fractal of bad design (fuzzy notepad)
I think PHP is the go-to language for people who have real projects they want to get done. I think this comment on BlitzMax, a BASIC environment for developing games is a nice insight. BlitzMax is used by people who wants to make games, not to program. PHP is used by people who wants to make sites, not to program.
BASIC is, like PHP, a horrible language, but it is used by people getting amazing things done without getting derailed about architecture, monads, or whatnot. I think, in addition to pointing at all the uglyness, low-entry alternatives should be pointed out. Why is PHP so successful? Can a decent language with the same level of popularity be created?
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