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PHP: a fractal of bad design (fuzzy notepad)
Posted Apr 17, 2012 14:04 UTC (Tue) by maney (subscriber, #12630)
Our Editor is not the only one who fell for the PHP Hype back in the bad old days. The thing is, it did make simple things pretty easy, and is still arguably a good choice for the sort of simple database query & generate that it was first intended for. And besides, back then Python's support for web page generation was little more than "import cgi". But that changed, and we escaped PHP. Years later I found the perfect concise explanation of what went wrong:
Q: What do you get when programmers design a language
while trying to get something else done?
A: PHP -- Jeremy H. Brown
Posted Apr 19, 2012 10:23 UTC (Thu) by janpla (guest, #11093)
Posted Apr 19, 2012 16:42 UTC (Thu) by smitty_one_each (subscriber, #28989)
Posted Apr 23, 2012 5:01 UTC (Mon) by zlynx (subscriber, #2285)
Just because 5,000 flies like the s**t does not mean it isn't s**t.
Applications and languages
Posted Apr 17, 2012 16:13 UTC (Tue) by gwolf (subscriber, #14632)
But choosing PHP for a new project? No, no, for the love of all that's holy, no!
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