Well since I've programmed in PHP for a while,
I think PHP is quite capable in damn near all of the possible programming
areas. But for instance, here are some of their complaints:

1. Weak PHP-Internal Date Manipulation Functions, on certain
sites we do quite a bit of non-sql based date manipulation and
certain functions which are sql based (and there are functional
counterparts for other languages) that are missing from PHP.

2. Weak Error Handling, We could not get the custom error
handling to work except when using the trigger_error function,
which is useless if an error is caused somewhere theres not an
or die(trigger_error()). Essentially what they want is
called an "error block" on iHTML which essentially sends
a copy of all errors on that page to a specified email address
along with a dump of all the standard arrays like $_POST, and
$_GET, and if we could get custom error handling to work, I'm
sure we could write this in, but after a week of just trying to
get that to work, we were unsuccessful. Also, on some occasions,
even with error_reporting set to E_ALL, a missing quote or } would
make PHP just show a completely blank white page instead of an
error like "unterminated function", etc. They also don't like that they
have to put or die(mssql_get_last_message()) after every query
where in other languages it would automatically stop execution of
the page and throw the error the database returned to the page.

And just to let you know, you should have seen there
eye's light up with glee at me explaining the explode and implode
functions, as they were not used to being able to use arrays in
situations where they would fit so perfectly, with other languages
which handled them "clunkily" at best. This is just one example
of all the positives they found to the PHP language, and I certainly
don't want you to think me a ASP zealot because I don't program
in ASP or iHTML for that matter, I'm a pure PHP evangelist from
top to bottom.

Adam Voigt

On Mon, 08 Apr 2002 23:04:25 +0900, Yasuo Ohgaki <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Adam Voigt wrote:
> > think it's funny PHP has so many ways to do certain things, and so
> > few ways to do other things. =)
> I forgot to ask.
> May I ask what kind of features/functions are missing?
> It does not have to be about PostgreSQL module.
> --
> Yasuo Ohgaki

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