Article:
  The PHP Scalability Myth
Subject:   maintainability is king
Date:   2003-10-17 19:16:37
From:   anonymous2
Response to: maintainability is king

I'll save you some time. PHP really sucks for projects more than a few pages. I'll briefly explain. It is about as far from concepts like type-safe as it could be made. Cute syntactic tricks are much more important (at least on the day you code your first program). Why do the PHP language developers bother saying that they added a function to the language if they aren't going to unambiguously document the damn thing?? Because the PHP team is entrenched with a screw-safety mindset and mean-spirited arrogance. If they weren't coding PHP they'd be creating viruses and stealing credit cards so I suppose we should be thankful. Zend was hatched from the same cesspool -- bug-laden crapware and rampant dishonesty from all angles.


This is the truth and readers, you have been warned.

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  • maintainability is king, author is queen
    2003-10-20 08:31:13  anonymous2 [View]

    seems to me like you have some personal axe to grind here...

    Yahoo!, SourceForge.net, Lufthansa.com, Deutche Bank - they all run PHP and I dare say all these are "projects more than a few pages".
  • maintainability is king
    2003-10-18 02:28:32  anonymous2 [View]

    Why do the PHP language developers bother saying that they added a function to the language if they aren't going to unambiguously document the damn thing??

    So they can tell you to debugger_off() and die()
  • maintainability is king
    2003-10-17 23:10:23  anonymous2 [View]

    "Zend was hatched from the same cesspool -- bug-laden crapware and rampant dishonesty from all angles."

    Gee, that sounds a lot like Microsoft. You're running Windows, I bet.