I want to learn a new language...

Levi Pearson levi at cold.org
Thu Feb 15 15:07:53 MST 2007


Steve <smorrey at gmail.com> writes:
> Just curious but why was PHP not brought up in the debate?
> It's widely used, relatively respectable language, and there seems to
> be a hot market right now for PHP programmers, add that to the Java
> skills and your talking a pretty good paying job.

Relatively respectable amongst people who aren't particularly
concerned with good language design, perhaps.  It's a hack of
monumental proportions; an undead example of the 'design by accretion'
philosphy, but without the smart people that Perl had.  It should have
remained 'Personal Home Page' and left programming to languages that
were designed for programming.

                --Levi



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