Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Sep 2012 20:15 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development "The ObjectScript is a new programing language that mixes benefits of JavaScript, Lua, and PHP. The ObjectScript has syntax from JavaScript, multiple results from Lua, OOP from PHP and much more."
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The benefits of PHP?
by rain on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 14:19 UTC
rain
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2005-07-09

To me, the biggest benefit of PHP is that there's soo much code written in it.
If I need a specific framework, library, function or API implementation it's most of the time already written by someone else. This speeds up development a lot compared to Python or Ruby.

As for the language itself, it could be a lot better. And debugging could be a lot easier.
But it could also be a lot worse. I couldn't imagine writing a webapp in something like AppleScript for example. It would drive me insane.

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RE: The benefits of PHP?
by Alfman on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 14:43 in reply to "The benefits of PHP?"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

rain,

"To me, the biggest benefit of PHP is that there's soo much code written in it."

Of course there is truth in that, it's beneficial to learn and use what's already popular. At the same time, these very same network effects are responsible for the US being stuck on english units. Network effects are the bane of meritocracy.

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