Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jun 2008 20:43 UTC, submitted by fairynomo
General Development Computerworld is undertaking a series of investigations into the most widely-used programming languages. Previously they have spoken to Alfred v. Aho of AWK fame, Chet Ramey about his experience maintaining Bash, and S. Tucker Taft on the Ada 1995 and 2005 revisions. In this article they chat to Microsoft about its server-side script engine ASP and web application framework ASP.NET, used to build dynamic Web sites, applications and Web services.
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by asdx24 on Fri 13th Jun 2008 01:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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God, I am getting so sick of PHP. There are so many strange edge cases and so many times the PHP devs refuse to fix the bug, or just get rid of additional related functionality, further worsening the problem.

Performance with PHP is a joke. It still doesn't have real references, and you have to guess where it does implicit referencing (copy-on-write semantics, e.g., with arrays). Object-orientation with PHP, even PHP5, is still a joke: no proper static inheritance, can't change the access level of a method through inheritance, etc. I can go on. The more I program in it, the less I like it. I'd rather be doing perl, where things actually work and make sense.


Try Ruby.

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