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Re: (OT) Revisionist History Lesson

by jdporter (Canon)
on Aug 20, 2019 at 14:50 UTC ( #11104734=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (OT) Revisionist History Lesson

I agree with the OP. Some of us were around back then, and remember things differently from how they're now told in the PHP world. PHP originally stood for "Perl Home Pages". Apparently the PHP folks feel the need to disavow the connection to Perl, even historically. Which is especially stupid considering that, in the lineage of computer languages, PHP has no predecessor more obvious than Perl.

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Re^2: (OT) Revisionist History Lesson
by Fletch (Chancellor) on Aug 21, 2019 at 14:34 UTC

    The contemporaneous mod_perl or Mason mailing lists might be interesting places to mine for information; I vaguely recall scuttlebutt from back then along the lines that PHP was rewritten in C because "they" thought you couldn't embed perl in HTML (a la Mason).

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