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That's "SHIP Arriving Too Late To Save a Drowning Witch." aca: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_arriving_too_late_to_save_a_drowning_witch
If this was my first time reading a complaint post about a language, I'd be tempted to say "Yeah, it sucks! It's all PHP's fault!" I'm more that the first to admit that PHP has its failings. I've even held PHP up for ridicule in my webcomic. But over the years, I've realized: It doesn't matter! There has never been, nor will there ever be, a language so perfect that none can criticize it. PHP is a cynical language that says, "You're going to bitch no matter what we do, so who cares? Do you want to build something or do you want to sit around arguing about design for the rest of your life?" Because trust me, if we never designed a language until we had the perfect, crystal-clear consensus about The Perfect Design, we'd still be waiting for our first language. The most successful languages, like the most successful governments and corporations, seem to fly by the seat of their pants not giving a crap about how to do it right. That says something about us. It says "We need to do something right now, whether it's right or wrong." We'll still be having these debates centuries from now. But me, I just build. Starting from rocks and sticks, if necessary.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2012 on The PHP Singularity at Coding Horror
> "But in order to be a competent driver, does everyone need to know, in > detail, how their automobile works? Must we teach all human beings the > basics of being an auto mechanic, and elevate shop class to the same > level as English and Mathematics classes? Isn't knowing how to change > a tire, and when to take your car in for an oil change, sufficient?" For God's eternal holy sake, people: Knowing "hello world" != "Knowing how to change the alternator" Knowing "hello world" == "Knowing how to turn the headlights on" Computers are computers and cars are cars. How many times do I have to say it? How many times do I have to say it? How many times do I have to say it? How many times do I have to say it? How many times do I have to say it? How many times do I have to say it?
Toggle Commented May 26, 2012 on So You Want to be a Programmer at Coding Horror
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