PHP: a fractal of bad design

Posted by mbaehrlxer on Apr 19, 2012 3:18 AM EDT
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I can tell you all manner of good things about languages I avoid, and all manner of bad things about languages I enjoy. PHP is the lone exception. Virtually every feature in PHP is broken somehow. The language, the framework, the ecosystem, are all just bad. And I can’t even point out any single damning thing, because the damage is so systemic. Every time I try to compile a list of PHP gripes, I get stuck in this depth-first search discovering more and more appalling trivia. (Hence, fractal.) [found via LWN]

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