Python v PHP: fair comparison?

walterbyrd walterbyrd at
Thu Nov 16 03:03:30 CET 2006

Gabriel Genellina wrote:
> - php sucks :)
> I think that it's such a braindead
> language which turns people into braindead programmers :)

In fairness, a lot of very serious work is done in PHP. I think yahoo
and other major web-sites use php.

I have issues with PHP as well. They will break backward compatibility
on a whim, and it is an ugly language - especially when mixed with
html. But, PHP does have it's streaths, and Python is not without it's

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