John Allman said on Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 05:23:05PM +0000:
> a) I know and like php. It was designed as a server side scripting
> language. I have no experience with python, but the idea of using java
> or perl makes my skin crawl.
I fail to see this aversion to perl, because it's easy to write bad code.
It's easy to write bad code in any language, and sure, perl is no exception.
What makes my 'skin crawl' is when people turn down a language that has the
potential for being extrmely nice, clever and easy to read, because it's
possible to write it badly. It's like not using paper because an infant could
scrawl on it with a purple crayola.
In my experience, perl is a lot easier to modularise, a lot clearer for some
things (i.e. calling $object->munge() instead of
> b) The hosting company i'm intending to go with support php.
A pretty convincing argument, yes :)
>> >Wouldn't it being in PHP preclude that?
> Not neccessarily. Although i know where you're coming from. It's easy to
> write sloppy php. But I have seen nice php code and i believe it can exist.
I don't doubt that.
>> But aside from all that - is there a particular thing you had in mind or
> were you just generally php-bashing:) I know i said i didn't want other
> options, but if there's a mind blowingly, obviously better one, then go
> for it!
Oh, I'm not PHP-bashing. I'm dismissal-of-perl-for-bad-reasons bashing. :)
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