Tommy Pham wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 3:20 AM, Per Jessen <> wrote:
>> Tommy Pham wrote:
>>> What I find funny is that one of opponents of PHP threads earlier
>>> mentioned that how silly it would be to be using C in a web app. 
>>> Now I hear people mentioning C when they need "productivity" or
>>> "speed"...
>> I think I was the one to mention the latter, but as I started out
>> saying, and as others have said too, it's about the right tool for
>> the right job.  When choosing a tool, there are a number of factors
>> to consider - developer productivity, available skills, future
>> maintenance, performance, scalability, portability, parallelism,
>> performance etcetera.
> Funny you should mention all that.  Let's say that you're longer with
> that company, either by direct employment or contract consultant.
> You've implemented C because you need 'thread'.  Now your replacement
> comes in and has no clue about C even though your replacement is a PHP
> guru.  How much headache is maintenance gonna be?  Scalability?
> Portability? wow....

Who was the idi... who hired someone who wasn't suited for the job? 
Tommy, that's a moot argument.  You can't fit a square peg in a round

Per Jessen, Zürich (12.5°C)

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