Python v PHP: fair comparison?

Andy Dingley dingbat at codesmiths.com
Wed Nov 15 17:02:37 CET 2006


walterbyrd wrote:

> I don't know if this is a fair comparison or not.

Who cares?  Anything involving PHP is a "billion flies can't be wrong"
type of statement.

I agree completely with your observation about PHP's lower cost of
access. This is ostensibly a good thing, but it also means that every
software-ignorant newbie dives straight into PHP and ten minutes later
they're a guru.  The average quality of PHP developers is rock-bottom
and the average quality of PHP code is about the same. I don't like the
language either, but it's the use PHP is put to that spoils most of it,
more than language features itself.




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