[Ilugc] beginner in python needing help

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Fri Dec 26 12:21:31 IST 2008

Vamsee Kanakala wrote:
> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> That's right. It isn't fair to blame the language for poorly written 
>> code either.
> I'm not so sure. PHP is not exactly a general purpose language. It's 
> meant for writing web apps. And db-driven ones at that. They are bound 
> to get big sooner or later. Not providing for re-use and maintainability 
> is a fairly big omission, imho.

*shrug*. Buzzwords mean nothing. As with any language, things have 
organically grown to fit more and more things the original implementors 
hadn't envisioned and over a period of time, some of the things, that 
looked bright at one point aren't that good of a idea, anymore.

PHP allows more people to hack together something and since the barrier 
to entry is low, you get more quick hacks than anything else. More of 
the mainstream apps like mediawiki or wordpress, probably offers a 
better perspective compared to a random PHP web app. I suggest, looking 
into those.


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