If Scheme is so good why MIT drops it?

Xah Lee xahlee at gmail.com
Sat Jul 25 08:54:22 CEST 2009


PHP is popular because it is geared for the server-side web scripting
lang, and simpler and easy to use, than popular free alternatives at
the time (such as Perl and Java's JSP).

Python became popular primarily because its ease-to-read syntax.

Btween the two, PHP is much easier to use, and much a pleasure to
program in. Python is a pain in the ass.

PHP is functional. The language is not elegant, lots of
inconsistancies. However, it's a joy to use for any practical task in
its web scripting field. PHP has one of the best documentation among
open source computer languages, i'd say top 5.

Python is a twist, with half-assed lambda, a culty community thinking
"computer science R us", and it has this OOP obsession. The Guido guy
do not understand functional programing, but has the pleasure to
actitively badmouth it.

References:

• Language, Purity, Cult, and Deception
  http://xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/writ/lang_purity_cult_deception.html

• What Languages to Hate
  http://xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/writ/language_to_hate.html

• Lambda in Python 3000
  http://xahlee.org/perl-python/python_3000.html

• Python Documentation Problems
  http://xahlee.org/perl-python/python_doc_index.html

• Examples Of Quality Documentation In The Computing Industry
  http://xahlee.org/perl-python/quality_docs.html

• Xah's Perl and Python Tutorial
  http://xahlee.org/perl-python/index.html

• Xah's PHP Tutorial
  http://xahlee.org/php/index.html

  Xah
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