They can claim that they're a general-purpose language, but that doesn't make it right. PHP is heavily optimized for server-side processing. Sure, you can write client apps with it, but the simple requirement that every code file is wrapped by <%php ... %> should make it clear that this is, in fact, a use PHP was not originally intended for.
Originally Posted by PedroTuga
Except everyone I know who uses PHP. (And believe me, that's a lot of people.)
Nowadays nobody installs php as a server module,
Where'd you hear that?
that is actualy getting deprecated.
To executable code? Last I heard, the native PHP compiler was still highly experimental. The bytecode still needs the interpreter.
You can compile php code.
Not at all obviously. Java, C#, Python, they're all compiled and still need the virtual machine.
If you compile it the PHP itself ( the interpreter ) is no longer requiered, obviously.
Huh? PHP has been cross-platform for years.
You dont need to run it on a linux box.
What's that supposed to mean?
and no organization for them. I'd rather use Python.
it has more handy functions
That, at least, is a good reason.
and i am more confrotable with it than i ever been with any other language.
XUL requires the use of java or C/C++ ??? :( damn.