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Re^2: (OT) Revisionist History Lesson

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 20, 2019 at 11:44 UTC ( #11104723=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: (OT) Revisionist History Lesson
in thread (OT) Revisionist History Lesson

What is the point of your post?

Debunking Revisionist History:

PHP began life as a simple little cgi wrapper written in Perl.

I wonder why people keep writing that PHP was ever written in Perl. It never was.

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Re^3: (OT) Revisionist History Lesson
by Corion (Pope) on Aug 20, 2019 at 11:47 UTC

    Obviously to Rasmus, PHP/FI is different from PHP.

    Also, I think even if PHP was once written in Perl, whether its primary author considers it to be that way or not has very little bearing on Perl nowadays. Maybe you want to take this discussion elsewhere. Maybe there is a history website where you can record such things to your taste.


      PHP 0 aka "Personal Home Page" was 1994 Perl and never released, nor called PHP.

      PHP 1 aka "PHP Tools - Personal Home Page Tools" was C and released 1995.

      PHP ? aka "Personal Home Page Construction Kit" (

      PHP 2 aka "PHP/FI 2.0 - Personal Home Page/Form Interpreter" (like CGI+DBI)

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