12 février 2020

PHP in Contrast To Perl

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. PHP in Contrast To Perl
I have long resisted the temptation to join the crowd and work in PHP, even though today's most popular applications - things like WordPress and Drupal - are coded in the language. When discussing it, I am prone to grimacing and saying "spaghetti code". This post, which compares Perl (my language of choice) and PHP in exhaustive detail, explains why. Now yes, I know that the article glosses the miserable inconvenience of installing Perl modules. But I favor Perl, not simply because PHP requires 3079 functions to do the job Perl does with only 206, but because those functions are inconsistent eight ways over Sunday. More...

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