Not Again, Racism, Communism
Posted Apr 17, 2012 20:10 UTC (Tue) by jzbiciak
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Parent article: PHP: a fractal of bad design (fuzzy notepad)
Or to phrase it as a political joke I've heard here in the states, "Both parties are bad, so vote Republican." (I don't, BTW.)
Looking through that (lengthy) article, I think Edsger Dijkstra's comment on BASIC may also apply to people who've only coded in PHP:
It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.
Granted, this is coming from the same person who said gotos are bad without exception. I think reality is a bit more subtle than such stark pronouncements.
PHP's suckiness, though, appears to be anything but subtle. Glad I stayed away from it.
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