PHP is the greatest damned language I've ever used. With PHP and a
database on the back-end, and a decent browser capable of running
seamless web applications with so little work that it almost seems
If you don't want your application to be just a web application, then
you're stuck using some other relatively stinky language. <Shudders
while thinking back to the days when you had to write thousands of
lines of code just to put some graphics on the screen or open a
socket to a web server>
Variation on a theme:
I'd love to be able to create a PHP Windows .exe that installed just
like a regular application. This ideal program would run just like
an application too. You'd launch it and it would open an application
window, but the window contents would be the current web browser
installed on the system, pointed to the index.php page in your newly
installed application's directory.
In other words, it would be like installing a PHP-enabled webserver
whose output could only go to the application's main and child
windows (if any).
I do NOT want to require the user to install a webserver and I do NOT
want the server to keep running after the application has quit, but I
would LOVE to be able to do basic application type actions like
saving files without having to resort to lame, bloated, miscarriages
like signed Java applets. Also, I would LOVE to be able to simply
create user interfaces without writing tons of code like in Visual
C++. Admittedly, Visual BASIC is similar in purpose here, but as we
all know, VB ain't got nothin' on PHP.
 Does such a beast exist?
 Can anyone think of a fundamental reason why we couldn't do such
 Is the general consensus that this would be a handy thing to
have, or is it just me?
Please be kind with the flames, I'm new here...
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