I agree mostly,... but why is ASP worthless?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vanboers@stripped [mailto:vanboers@stripped]On
> Behalf Of Van
> Sent: Monday, 11 November 2002 6:21
> To: Paul DuBois
> Cc: MySQL
> Subject: Re: PHP bias (Way OT)
> Not sure why my post didn't cc to the list, originally. I think
> I picked up on
> your tone, but the one thing I had intended to add was the
> dynamic that the more
> I do this stuff, the more I find myself just having to "get over"
> some of the
> more ugly and cludged implementations due to limitations in what our
> end-users/clients are willing to let us do. In other words: who cares.
> They'll never really look at it that closely and if another
> developer comes in
> several years later to make any changes/enhancements, they'll
> probably just do a
> Once upon a time, I thought you could code elegantly, and C/C++
> is about the
> only realm in which I see this to still be possible. PHP/ASP and
> _especially!!!_ ColdFusion are impossible to write elegant and
> easy to document
> code, but I think PHP is the best of these evils since it has such a huge
> function set. ASP is worthless for other reasons, and CF is just
> disgusting to
> look at.
> I _realize_ Perl is fast, and powerful. I really _do_ realize
> that. But, it's
> ugly. It looks like Snoopy swearing characters, and you can talk
> (write) about
> how it's elegant until you're blue in the face, but show it to a
> CIO/CFO and
> they'll tell you it's ugly, and they're quite correct.
> But, people program in it extensively, and do great things with
> it; it's just
> ugly. And, so are most implementations. In a perfect world,
> everyone would use
> C/C++, but they don't and I don't care. I'll use it if I choose
> to. I'll use
> Perl to do quick and dirty things. And, I'll code ColdFusion if
> someone is
> offering me money to do so. At the end of the day, no
> programming/technology is
> pretty; where are those beer nuts.
> And, BTW, clearly there's no one better equipped to point out
> your original
> thoughts on what _can_ be done in Perl.
> --mysql, table, drop, explain, database--
> Best Regards,
> Linux rocks!!! http://www.dedserius.com/
> Paul DuBois wrote:
> > (some stuff I snipped)
> > http://www.kitebird.com/mysql-perl/
> > >You can do all these things from perl. Or PHP, or CF, or ASP.
> Just pass your
> > >variables to an external web-server running it's own
> proprietary web database
> > >and you'll get what you need.
> > >
> > >Sorry; am I speaking out of step, here? We all do this... I
> run MySQL on my
> > >own servers, but my clients are still pretty thick-headed... they
> > >use M$Access
> > >and ColdFusion. And, I can still drop and add columns through a
> > >web-interface.
> > >It's very ugly, but it still works. Is there anyone here
> making a living that
> > >doesn't have to work through such interface-specific things?
> > >
> > >Didn't think so; but, in a perfect world, we'd all be doing
> things ANSI SQL
> > >92... Whatever... pass the beer nuts. >:)
> > >
> > >Van
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