Do you consider php to be programming?
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12-18-2008, 07:45 PM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Here's how I see things, though feel free to disagree most profusely.
PHP is a scripting language. The scripts control a piece of software (the PHP engine) rather than being standalone and independent from any other application.
PHP is a programming language. Scripting languages are programming languages (in the sense that whales are mammals, but not all mammals are whales), the latter being "artificial language[s] designed to express computations that can be performed by a machine, particularly a computer." (Wikipedia)
HTML is a markup language giving structural or presentational (no semantic markup rants please) instructions to text.
CSS is a stylesheet language giving instructions for the presentation of documents written using a markup language (e.g. HTML).
Also, the term "scripting" has been used by some with a negative connotation and as something inferior to "real" programming. Boo to them!
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