[Ilugc] programming languages

Balachandran Sivakumar benignbala at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 22:59:29 IST 2012


On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 10:31 PM, A. Mani <a.mani.cms at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 6:28 PM, kenneth gonsalves
> <lawgon at thenilgiris.com> wrote:
>> this may be of interest to some:
>> http://me.veekun.com/blog/2012/04/09/php-a-fractal-of-bad-design/
> http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4177516
> says it is very bad article with wrong and very outdated statements.

I don't know how reliable the above quoted news URL is, but there are
quite a few facts in the article linked to by Kenneth. As of 5.2, PHP
still has a few annoying behaviour, which would look extremely weird
to someone new to the language. Just that the author has exaggerated
few of the issues.

> \quote
> "I wish bloggers would stop quoting that fractal article. At least 50%
> of what's written in there is totally wrong/false. Other information

           I have been using PHP for 6+ years. They have ironed out a
few things now, and things are certainly improving. And to this date,
there are millions of sites that run php. But things have been really
bad in the past. Thanks

PS: IIRC, Kenneth is himself hates php very much. So.... :)

Thank you
Balachandran Sivakumar

Arise Awake and stop not till the goal is reached.
                                                             - Swami Vivekananda

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