[UPHPU] Rails vs PHP
rmello at fslc.usu.edu
Mon Mar 26 15:18:59 MDT 2007
On Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 09:10:22AM -0600, Walt Haas wrote:
> I think in the end it boils down to which is the best tool for the job,
> and to answer that you need to look not only at the language itself but
> also to the whole culture and ecosystem around the language. PHP is far
> ahead of many other languages in providing useful web functions. On the
Can you give us some examples of functionality that is PHP but not in
other languages? 'cause I don't see this at all.
> other hand, PHP hasn't yet evolved to the level of Java in providing the
> more serious software engineering functions, such as abstraction layers
> in important places that allow you to program independently of a
> particular implementation, although MDB2 appears to be getting there.
Well, abstraction layers can be built, and there are many for PHP. The
discussion at hand is whether PHP itself is a good language to build
programs. So far the answer appears to be "no"
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