Wednesday, July 11, 2007

No lint for PHP?!

Yeah, PHP sucks. No lint that I can find. Ideally there should be a product like for PHP. But the programming tools for PHP suck. They have a "lint" but it can't even tell you about unused variables. If you code something like "$microsoft = "sucks";" and then never use the variable it is not flagged as an error. Neither do the warning options pick it up even when set to max. Which is my default mode.

PHP basically sucks. The language itself is far worse than C++ however it is interpreted so it can run everywhere. It also has regular expressions. And it has nice libraries. What it doesn't have is a serious set of programmer tools to verify the code written is good, used, etc.. It's a script kiddies paradise that unfortunately must be used by real programmers too.

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