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Re: [ossig] JSP v PHP for Biz Intelligence Application

C was 'cobbled into existence'. Unix was 'cobbled into existence'. So was Linux et al.

PHP was originally called 'Personal Home Page' because that was its origins. Today I can develop standalone applications using PHP (http://gtk.php.net). PHP is an evolved platform, each version getting better. It is derogatory to call it a 'hack'.

Nur Hussein wrote:
On 7/11/06, Chang Sau Sheong <cssheong@pacific.net.sg> wrote:
I disagree that PHP is a 'hack'. It has less hooks to other enterprise
(read 'vendor developed') applications but it is as compelling a
platform as any.

PHP is most definitely a hack, as it was cobbled into existence rather than designed, and it shows. Take one example, register_globals. I know it's turned off by default now, but *why was it even allowed to exist in the first place* in a *web language*?

-= Nur Hussein =-

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