If Scheme is so good why MIT drops it?
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.
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