LFCS 2012: The future of GLIBC
Posted Apr 20, 2012 8:44 UTC (Fri) by jzbiciak
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I think the crucial difference here is that the progenitors of PHP themselves had severe contempt for proper design and implementation. Worse may be better, but worst is worst.
Some context -- I don't believe the C library to be the best possible library beyond reproach. GLIBC inherits from the storied C / UNIX / POSIX legacy, and has to deal with all the fun that comes with that.
That said, that legacy also comes with a lot of experience and respect for proper design and implementation. I don't see any radical rejection of proper software engineering practices or proper architecture happening. I think GLIBC will be just fine.
PHP, on the other hand, seemed to reject such things from the get-go, if I read Rasmus' quotes properly.
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