[GLLUG] PHP vs Python

Adam Jensen jensena8 at msu.edu
Fri Nov 9 08:57:07 EST 2007

> PHP, while easy to pickup and learn starts having scalability issues once
> you application becomes very complex (lots of code).  Unless you adhere to
> very strict coding standards, PHP applications often can become very
> unwieldy and hard to manage.  PHP does not make it easy for code re-use, and
> modularization and portability of your code, as compared to other languages.

Could you share some examples where you've seen PHP fall short in these 
areas?  The extremely loose typing has bitten me in the past while 
trying to package and reuse code, but I'm interested in your (and 
others') thoughts and experiences.


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