PHP: It’s not you, it’s me

This is a minor whinge, and I apologise for that. I don’t post for weeks, and when I do: whinge; moan; complain (not that I’d particularly happy about conforming with the whinging pom sterotype).

Anyway. this is about PHP.

Frankly PHP, you’ve served me well. I remember being pried away from Perl when you were only 3. With 4 you had me, and 5 I thought it couldn’t get better. But after 13 years of you being my primary language, I’m sorry to say that I’m going to have to move on.

It’s not you, it’s me.

Yes I know you have some spangly new namespaces and finally ridding yourself of your childish toys, but that’s not enough for me anymore. I’ve been dabbling with other languages. Node, Python, Lisp, Haskell and indeed Lua* and, well, frankly they are more fun. Sure, I’ll visit, especially as Jabbakam, Live Unsigned and Doolali are all mainly written in PHP, but I’m sorry to say, and how do I put this delicately… you’re just not exciting any more.

So, whilst this is not goodbye, it is an auf wiedersehen.

To paraphrase: so long PHP, and thanks for all the fish.

* Footnote: my brand spanking new daughter is called Lua!

  • http://twitter.com/hacksparrow Hack Sparrow

    The PHP language design is so shitty, it was only a matter of time developers started abandoning it. With the development of Node, the fate of PHP is sealed. RIP PHP!

  • http://twitter.com/hacksparrow Hack Sparrow

    The PHP language design is so shitty, it was only a matter of time developers started abandoning it. With the development of Node, the fate of PHP is sealed. RIP PHP!