Almost all modern technologies are the evolution of previous ones:

C -> C++,Perl, PHP, Python;   Basic -> QBasic -> VBasic/ASP;

Even new languages like Rebol are based (in one way or another) to previous
languages.  Anyone could develop a parser/interpreter for any new language
they could devise. Eventually each language develops it's own


"Gabe Da Silveira" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> Let's not forget the ecosystem in which these different technologies
> thrive.  It's all based on who's paying whom to do what.  The reality of
> the situation is that the people in charge don't know (or care) about
> all these different technologies.  They may make some broad decisions
> (linux vs win), but you can bet they often rely on individual techies to
> help guide them to the solution they need.  As technology advances, you
> can bet the divide between management and development will only widen.
> All that matters now is the end result.  With the disparity in developer
> skill, the difficulty in estimating development time accurately, and the
> increase in processing power there's a lot of room for developers to
> make their own decisions.
> In this kind of environment, there is a lot of room for different
> programming languages.  PHP has the benefits of lightning fast
> development cycles.  Java has the advantage of being a strict, modern,
> fault-tolerant language that lends itself to well-written code.  ASP has
> advantage of MS 'programming for dummies'-style devlopment tools.  Perl
> has the advantage of its text processing abilities.  C has the speed
> advantage by staying barebones and relatively low level for a verbose
> language.
> In order for one of these technologies to die, something has to come
> along with all the advantages and no new disadvantages.  Somehow I don't
> see this happening to open-source projects like PHP, or MySQL.  It's
> much easier to improve them then to develop something better.  I see it
> much more likely that these projects could fork to encompass different
> goals.
> In article <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>,
>  [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Dave) wrote:
> > >He would see JSP at 19.9% and PHP at 11.2 and say that proves his
> >
> > And flash developers will claim that the only way to create a site is
> > the
> > whole thing Flash and crap flying across the client screen all the
> > Untill the modem access market drops below 50% of the users on the
> > hard
> > time convincing me that 100's of kb in Flash is worth it.
> >
> > He obviously is sold on JSP...  let him sink with his ship.  PHP isn't
> > anywhere anytime soon...  not while *nix boxes are still the most stable
> > performers for web.
> --
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