Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl: the Markov chain saw
 
PerlMonks  

Re^2: Perl and PHP

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 11, 2012 at 14:34 UTC ( #1008313=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl and PHP
in thread Perl and PHP

PHP's advantage is its disadvantage: it's a great big wad. Everybody's got the same wad. You can't add anything to it with modules; everything is compiled-in. But everyone's got the same wad ... oops! ... until a new PHP version comes along and changes the language. And heaven help you if you add a single unwanted space before or after the bracket tags. Bleah.

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re^3: Perl and PHP
by tobyink (Abbot) on Dec 11, 2012 at 15:02 UTC

    Actually there's plenty of modules for PHP; many of them are distributed as part of the PHP core. For example, the cURL extension. Compile PHP with the --with-curl option and you get cURL; otherwise you don't.

    The difference is that PHP extensions tend to vomit their entire API into the global namespace.

    The embedded Perl interpreter for PHP I mentioned earlier is a compiled PHP extension module. It happens to be one that is not bundled with PHP itself, and also a rare example of an object-oriented one, which manages to avoid polluting the global namespace much.

    perl -E'sub Monkey::do{say$_,for@_,do{($monkey=[caller(0)]->[3])=~s{::}{ }and$monkey}}"Monkey say"->Monkey::do'

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://1008313]
help
Chatterbox?
holli gotta grab some groceries before dawn. l8ters
[erix]: s/dawn/dusk/
[erix]: (you're welcome :P)
[james28909]: you know, i had a thought a few mnths back. what if this universe were just a puzzle, waiting for life to figure it out!
[james28909]: what if one day we are able to grab the curtain that is "spacetime" and pull it back to reveal <insert imagination here> pulling at levers and ropes xD
[holli]: like dorothy?
[james28909]: see ya later holli
[james28909]: yeah like wizard of oz lol. its just a joke though
[james28909]: i cannot understand how someone cant see that a cloud of gas that evolves into a solar system or galaxies. it just makes sense to me. everythign that has happened, had to have happened for anything on this planet to be.
[james28909]: /gas/gas and debris/

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others lurking in the Monastery: (14)
As of 2017-12-15 14:43 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?
    What programming language do you hate the most?




















    Results (433 votes). Check out past polls.

    Notices?