On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 09:39, Robert Cummings <rob...@interjinn.com> wrote: > > It's not really a stupid question. Some people aren't sufficiently aware > of other technologies to know the answer. It may seem simplistic to many > of us, but not to those new to the culture.
Well, even though I forgot to tack-on my smiley face, the more I read the original post, the more my point is validated. The question is posed in such a manner that it would suggest PHP is a legacy language being replaced by ASP. "Will Visual Basic be replaced by Visual Basic .NET?" That makes sense. "Will Assembly be replaced by LOLCODE?" Nonsense - they're separate entities. It's not a matter of not understanding open source technology, it's a matter of not understanding the basics of programming and development languages and semantics. And don't get me wrong --- I don't fault the original poster for this. It's an age-old question that pops up again and again (interesting side-note: when you query Google for 'php vs asp metrics' - without the quotes, of course - a quick article I wrote back in February is the top result). The problem is the lack of education and understanding that different languages have different strengths, weaknesses, features, and purposes, and comparing them - indeed, inquiring if one will "replace" another - is a dumb question. Which then raises the difference: a *dumb* question is often asked by a *smart* person. So it shouldn't be confused with an insult to the OP by any means. -- </Daniel P. Brown> daniel.br...@parasane.net || danbr...@php.net http://www.parasane.net/ || http://www.pilotpig.net/ 50% Off All Shared Hosting Plans at PilotPig: Use Coupon DOW10000 -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php