PHP compared to other languages...
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01-18-2008, 02:13 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
I'm not saying those parts aren't hacked together, they most certainly are! Despite being hacked together, they still retain some usefulness and purpose though. But it's use isn't primarily a lambda anyway, just a callback generated anonymously.
They are right, and they are wrong. I should say the arrogance costs them any respect I had for their view. PHP 4 and 5 changed a good bit, sure. But in the end they were doing us a favor, if only our web hosts would implement the new versions more quickly. I can't claim to have used Python, because I don't use it. But I've seen a good many people complain of its major version breakages, and even minor version breakages. By and large, I don't hear this with PHP nearly so often.
Programmers are in a race with the Universe to create bigger and better idiot-proof programs, while the Universe is trying to create bigger and better idiots. So far the Universe is winning.
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