Contemporary library web development: a Series of Hoses.
On 2010-03-25, at 11:00 AM, Joe Hourcle wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Mar 2010, Brian Stamper wrote:
>> On Wed, 24 Mar 2010 17:51:38 -0400, Mark Tomko <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> I wouldn't recommend PHP to learn as a programming language, if your goal is to have a general purpose programming language at your disposal. PHP is a fine language for building dynamic web pages, but it won't help you to slice and dice a big text file or process a bunch of XML or do some other "odd job" that you don't want to do by hand.
>> To be precise, PHP can indeed do these kind of things, particularly in command line mode. I certainly don't recommend it, but if you're used to PHP for other reasons, and you already have it available to you, you can do 'odd jobs' with PHP. You can also use your teeth to open a tight bottle cap, the edge of a knife as a screwdriver, and duct tape to perform auto repairs.
> You say that as if duct tape is a bad thing for auto repairs. Not all duct tape repairs are candidates for "There, I fixed it!". It works just fine for the occassional hose repair.
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