[wp-hackers] WordPress 3

Doug Stewart zamoose at gmail.com
Tue May 22 17:58:17 GMT 2007

On 5/22/07, Computer Guru <computerguru at neosmart.net> wrote:
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> Peter Gordon wrote:
> > PS, PHP6 is coming as well, with full Unicode support.
> PHP6 will be the biggest flop in history. Worse than MS Bob.
> Why? Because it'll be OO... At least that's what they say. From what
> I've read, the whole point of PHP6 is to make it a "real" programming
> language. I hate PHP because it isn't, but let's face it, the reason PHP
> is so popular in the first place is because it lets you castrate proper
> programming techniques without so much as a squeal.
> So if PHP5, in all its simplicity, compatibility, and non-OOP goodiness
> hasn't been all that hot, who in their right mind would bet on an
> OOP-ified version of PHP actually being popular with anyone?
> People use PHP for the same reason MySpacers love HTML: It's too
> compatible and lets you do whatever you like while still providing
> "results."
> That's not to say no one codes right with PHP, but just saying that if
> people wanted a REAL language that does REAL code, they'd have gone to
> Python or even Perl years ago.
> If we're having this endless debate now, I shudder to think what the
> state of the WP-Hackers ML will be when PHP6 has been out for a year or
> two :)

Not to start a religious war or anything, and I may have had something
stuck in my ear just then, but I could've sworn you called Perl a
"real" programming language.

I'm not even going to acknowledge that Python comment - you must've been joking.



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