PHP: a fractal of bad design (fuzzy notepad)
Posted Apr 18, 2012 5:59 UTC (Wed) by koch
In reply to: PHP: a fractal of bad design (fuzzy notepad)
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I agree that using PHP is terribly bad, but what is the "obvious" alternative for someone who has a good idea? The problem is, good ideas doesn't necessarily come from programmers, but from people who wants to get started on some good idea.
Of course, it will bite them in the future, and many many of the things you cite can be avoided using a language with sane semantics, but what? Java cited above is hardly entry-level. ASP/.net or whatever it's called is probably the real-world alternative. I don't know how good/bad this is, but it's probably no worse than PHP.
Agreed, entering credit card detail written by a non-programmer in any language is certainly a bad idea. But not all good-idea sites needs to accept data like this.
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