Monday, March 13, 2006
PHP6 will have goto
I know I’ve been hard on PHP in the past, but it looks like PHP6 is going to be a little better. They’re going to remove the insanity that is magic_quotes, register_globals and safe_mode. And as a concession to the several billion non-english speaking people in the world, they’re going to support unicode.
Then, for an encore, they’re going to add goto. That’s right. Freaking goto. They could add something that the language really needs, like closures and first class functions. But no. It’s goto.
Don’t you just love PHP?
Monday, March 06, 2006
A reddit by any other name
Coincidence? Good thing? Bad thing? I have no idea.
Saturday, March 04, 2006
Donald Knuth on programming as an art
Some programs are elegant, some are exquisite, some are sparkling. My claim is that it is possible to write grand programs, noble programs, truly magnificent ones!The above paragraph is from this essay by Donald Knuth on programming as an art.