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September 2017

— PHP will probably never disappear. It's not a bad language, there are just more popular options I guess. But it will still be used a lot 🤔

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It's still the slowest of any language that is actually used for real apps. And the shittiest in every fucking way you look at it

— It's not a bad language


— It's fucking terrible

— Yeah, but so is JS. The difference is that JD got popular these last year's, but it doesn't make it a good language

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— A good language is C#, for example

— But nonetheless people use PHP and JS, and the web is full of it

— The most perfect language I ever saw was scheme


— Wat

— Yeah, PHP is both objectively and semantically harder to use than most other languages. It might have uses in text processing (I know a Googler who uses it to make books) or any number of "best-fit" use cases, but that doesn't detract from the ever present problems it has

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