Considering that they haven't figured out how to use the spell checker, does
it surprise you that they haven't figured out how to do an dynamic load
(apxs) of PHP? Or save their last good configuration (config.status).
The phrase "computer literate user" really means the person has been hurt so
many times that the scar tissue is thick enough so he no longer feels the
pain. -- Alan Cooper, "The Inmates are Running the Asylum "
----- Original Message -----
From: "Geoff Caplan" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "PHP General" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Rasmus Lerdorf"
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 2:58 PM
Subject: [PHP] Re: The future of PHP -- accessory libraries
> Hi folks
> I asked my ISP to flesh out their negative comments about adding libraries
> to PHP.
> This is their reply - is there anything in this, or are they
> misunderstanding the situation?
> We run servers. We want to compile stuff from source, for obvious reasons!
> As such, the question is simple and obvious: why does so much in PHP rely
> on the core's compile-time. Why can't there be run-time or DSO inclusion
> later on, as with Perl. Basically, PHP has really screwed up in this
> monolythic design which was all very well when it was a simple templating
> system, but now it's grown to a full-grown language, the scalability,
> flexibility and namespace issues are becoming untennable. I note that
> something called "Pear" appears in later compilations of the PHP core. I
> assume this is some attempt at including Perl's library system and,
> eventually, a CPAN-a-like?
> I'm not so sure why they prefer to compile from source - why wouldn't they
> trust a professional distro?
> Geoff Caplan
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