Paul M Foster wrote:
On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 09:30:18AM -0700, Kyle Terry wrote:
I don't mean to be the thread spirit killer, but I think another
would be better for this. Such as Python.
PHP desktop apps might be fun to hack around with, but I wouldn't use
a production application.
I've coded a bit in Python, and parts of it really annoy me. I much
prefer PHP, as it's more C-ish.
Why wouldn't you use PHP for production applications?
Why wouldnt you? Besides the design of PHP generally being completely
against it? PHP is not designed to be run continuously in infinite-loop
(while true) scenarios...
it's threading support is poor and it's memory
What does threading support have to do with running something in an
infinite loop? What if I don't need threads?
handing and library are geared almost exclusively towards web-programming.
I dunno, I've written amultitude of shell/cron scripts in PHP that
leverage the codebase already written for the web application.
If you want to compile it, or use it in a .NET/Java context... fine (see
phc, etc.). The language itself can handle it, but the standard
In anycase other languages have much better support of desktop and
network programming, entire libraries and communities have been
developed around it. Preferably use Python/Java/etc. though C has its
As I've said before, ones place in the sun can't be identified if one
never tries sitting in the sun. It's hard to grasp the proverbial brass
ring if you never extend your reach.
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