I want to learn a new language...

Michael L Torrie torriem at chem.byu.edu
Thu Feb 15 15:22:14 MST 2007

On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 15:07 -0700, Daniel C. wrote:
> On 2/15/07, Michael L Torrie <torriem at chem.byu.edu> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 14:53 -0700, Mike Heath wrote:
> > > PHP is "good" for web development the same way that VB is "good" for
> > > GUI development.  They're the fast food of software development.
> >
> > That's a bunch of BS, frankly.
> PHP has a very low barrier to entry.  So does the fast food industry.
> I find the comparison apt, especially when you consider that
> McDonald's is a billion dollar, multinational corporation.  It'd be
> even better if there were fast food places that served gourmet food,
> proving that just because it's fast food doesn't mean it can't be high
> quality.

I'd have to agree there.  Except in the case of programming languages,
the quality of the program is almost solely dependent on the programmer
unless the libraries are bad, which has happened before with just about
any langauge.

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