Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister
 
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.


Comment on Re^2: Perl and PHP
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?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others making s'mores by the fire in the courtyard of the Monastery: (6)
As of 2015-07-07 06:48 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









    Results (87 votes), past polls