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Re: (OT) Revisionist History Lesson

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 21, 2019 at 00:05 UTC ( #11104760=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (OT) Revisionist History Lesson

5 August 2003


PHP was originally designed as a wrapper around Perl by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994 to display his resume information, and collect some data, such as how many hits it was generating.

Don't know when the wikipedia entry changed but today it says:
16 August 2019

Early history

PHP development began in 1994 when Rasmus Lerdorf wrote several Common Gateway Interface (CGI) programs in C, which he used to maintain his personal homepage.

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Re^2: (OT) Revisionist History Lesson
by hippo (Chancellor) on Aug 21, 2019 at 08:47 UTC

    That section appears to have undergone a number of changes over the years but this one on the 8th of September 2004 is an early one. However, this was swiftly re-edited later that same day to read

    PHP was originally designed as a small set of Perl scripts, followed by a rewritten set of CGI binaries written in C by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994

    So it seems there has been confusion among PHPers for quite some time as to their origin.

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