At the Open Source Convention, I heard a lot of Perl people bemoaning PHP 5. I’ve never really had anything against PHP. I don’t care to use it, but that’s just my preference. Some people really hate it though.
I figure that they must have something that people like if it is so popular. I figure it is easy to use and widely available. Perl was once easy to use, but lately I’ve seen a lot of complaints about how hard it is to install modules and whatnot.
What have we missed that the PHP folks clued-in on? You might be tempted to bash one side or the other, but I’d really like to hear people talk about the good things that PHP does for its users so we can learn from it (and make our stuff easier to use).