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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by vsergu (505) on 2004.09.16 16:04 (#34395) Journal
    I used ColdFusion several years ago. I found it frustrating. It's apparently designed to be easy for HTML coders to learn, not for programmers, so it's more like a complicated templating module than a real language. Amazingly, you couldn't even write functions in it until version 5!

    I'm sure it's changed quite a bit since then, but honestly I don't understand why it's still around, except for legacy sites. When CF first started there wasn't much competition, but nowadays I can't think of many reasons to use it in place of PHP (or ASP/VBScript, if you're in that world). Some people are using it for new things, though, so I'm probably missing something (or they are).

    Incidentally, several years ago they changed the name from "Cold Fusion" to "ColdFusion", presumably for searchability.