Joshua Kehn wrote:
why bother learning 2 languages when 1 will suit most needs perfectly? for
most folks who work with the web and a typical deployment environment like a
linux server, the second language of choice most likely would be a client side
You can't say that PHP is a more natural CLI choice then bash or Python. Maybe
I'm using PHP too much for web development. Perhaps I am unfamiliar with it.
Why bother learning other languages? Is this a joke? Why should someone stop
learning ever? Having a mastery of multiple languages can only enhance you.
Having got a basket of several dialects of machine code, cobol, fortran, algol,
NOW have to learn java to fix Eclipse, python to fix Hg, ruby for some of my
mapping requirements AND bash scripts to sort out keeping everything running.
If a website is running background tasks to maintain the site, then using the
SAME language for the command line functions makes perfect sense. The SAME
library is doing the processing so any bugs should be the same which ever route
is used. Trying to debug a fault which is also going cross language just adds to
I think this is one of the reasons that all this push to reinvent PHP into
something it does not need to be is so annoying. How about a RealPHP which is
frozen at some point where those of us who can't be bothered with Traits and all
this other mumbo jumbo can simply carry on designing sites. And the people who
are more interested in development for development sake can please themselves?
Lester Caine - G8HFL
Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact
L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk
EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/
Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http://medw.co.uk//
Firebird - http://www.firebirdsql.org/index.php
PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/)
To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php