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On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 11:31 AM, Matthew Bachtell
<matthewbacht...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> it.
>
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 10:56 AM, Yitzchak Schaffer <
> yitzchak.schaf...@gmx.com> 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.
>>
>> --
>> Yitzchak Schaffer
>> Systems Manager
>> Touro College Libraries
>> 33 West 23rd Street
>> New York, NY 10010
>> Tel (212) 463-0400 x5230
>> Fax (212) 627-3197
>> Email yitzchak.schaf...@tourolib.org
>>
>> Access Problems? Contact systems.libr...@touro.edu
>>
>

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