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Re: Fuel for the Perl vs PHP fire

by sauoq (Abbot)
on Dec 14, 2006 at 22:05 UTC ( [id://589918] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Fuel for the Perl vs PHP fire

Among other reasons, he states that "any attempt to improve the security of PHP from the inside is futile".

I'd call this good news for PHP. Now that Stefan has put himself on the outside, he'll release more vulnerability reports and the external pressure of publicity will hopefully force fixes to be made and incorporated into the core more quickly.

-sauoq
"My two cents aren't worth a dime.";

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Re^2: Fuel for the Perl vs PHP fire
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Dec 15, 2006 at 01:44 UTC

    Even if the PHP developers released security fixes more frequently, how often do cheap hosting providers upgrade? Upgrading PHP applications has been risky in the past, especially when fixes broke backwards compatibility.

    PHP has a difficult time ahead.

      At some point someone should write a refactoring PHP-to-Perl 6 translator. I think a lot of people will be ready for it by then.