Thursday March 18, 2004
Ahhhhh PHP you evil dog...
Been quite busy lately using PHP--a mortal sin, but a necessary sin. Gotta get paid. In using it more and more however, I've become sincerely agitated over an increasing number of things:
- If I have to write ereg_* for a regular expression one more time I'm going to barf.
- All of the templating solutions are slow. Yeah, I know about caching the page, but I want more speed!
- Can you say CPAN? The PHP version of cpan is googling for code... sad.
<? ... what the hell is \<?...
- I even miss the giant CGI.pm module...
What I need is a to be able to write Perl code and it's translated into php by some sort of fancy shmancy translator. Ah, a dream come true. Be glad you're hacking it in Perl.