I want to learn a new language...

Stuart Jansen sjansen at buscaluz.org
Thu Feb 15 15:59:38 MST 2007


On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 15:07 -0700, Levi Pearson wrote:
> 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.

Brothers and sisters, can I get an "amen"?

The only widely used languages I've seen that are worse than PHP are VB
and COBOL, and you could probably change my mind about COBOL.

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Stuart Jansen              e-mail/jabber: sjansen at buscaluz.org
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"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at 
the results." -- Winston Churchill
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