As someone who uses PHP to do the small things I would recommend using
Python or another language.  I am trying to transition away from PHP to
Python as it is not a panacea.  PHP's great for web scripting but was never
intended to do all of the duct taped projects that I have put together with

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 10:56 AM, Yitzchak Schaffer <> wrote:

> On 3/24/2010 17:43, Joe Hourcle wrote:
>> I know there's a lot of stuff written in it, but *please* don't
>> recommend PHP to beginners.
>> Yes, you can get a lot of stuff done with it, but I've had way too many
>> incidents where newbie coders didn't check their inputs, and we've had
>> to clean up after them.
> Another way of looking at this: part of learning a language is learning its
> vulnerabilities and how to deal with them.  And how to avoid security holes
> in web code in general.
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