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PHP = Potentially Harzardous Programming?
(For comment trolls: I don't think it is a question of language, but of mindset and process)

Posted by on 06 May 2006 | Comments (1) | categories: Singapore


  1. posted by Bastian Buch on Monday 15 May 2006 AD:
    I am in touch with PHP since about 5 years now and ... yeah ... you are right that writing ugly code which is full of bugs and kills an applications performance is much easier with PHP then with let's say Java. But just with PHP 5 it is possible to write web applications that are fully object oriented and less error-prone. Of course a developer has to choose the right APIs and design approaches to write robust code.

    At the end of the day it is the developer himself who is responsible for his output but PHP5 gives him the tools to do it well.

    The errorcode you showed is a good example of how a developer don't know anything about how to do it the right way (I would ask him: Ever heared about the usefull Java-like Exceptions of PHP you can use to handle your errors???). Emoticon biggrin.gif