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"
asdx24
Member since:
2007-05-17

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.

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Try Ruby.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by jang on Fri 13th Jun 2008 19:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
jang Member since:
2007-02-03

Try Ruby?
So he can experience a language that has even worse performance than PHP, Perl or Python?
With a worse syntax and documentation to boot?
Yeah then he should surely try out Ruby A.S.A.P.

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by jwwf on Sat 14th Jun 2008 01:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
jwwf Member since:
2006-01-19

Try Ruby?
So he can experience a language that has even worse performance than PHP, Perl or Python?
With a worse syntax and documentation to boot?
Yeah then he should surely try out Ruby A.S.A.P.


My language for this kind of thing is Python, but I still think that's a little much. Recommending Ruby to a guy who likes Perl and wants good object orientation seems reasonable to me.

Compared to Python, Ruby gets a couple of things right: regular expressions, no whitespace dependency...

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by gogglesguy on Sat 14th Jun 2008 05:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
gogglesguy Member since:
2007-08-10

Try Ruby.


Too soon!
We still have some way to go untill we reach the letter R in the A-Z programming languages...

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