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Wednesday January 16, 2002
11:47 PM

PHP and "Double Jeopardy"

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Discovered that PHP doesn't have an interface to the open() system call, so there's no way to have fine-grained control over truncation and creation of files you open.

Watched "Double Jeopardy". Ashley Judd must do T&A for scale, because her acting's nowhere near as polished as her body.


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  • I boycotted that film. The premise is so fundamentally flawed that it is an insult.
  • I think I'm going to be amused if I ever read that PHP book.

    Just the way that it will presumably appear positive about a language of which you evidently don't really approve. =)
      ---ict / Spoon
    • To be honest, I have mixed feelings about PHP. I now have it installed on all my machines, and for most of my small web programs I think I'd use it instead of CGI.

      But it's far from perfect. It's struggling with backwards compatibility--the very things that make it easy to use also make it easy to have security holes, make it difficult to build large maintainable websites, and don't scale as more things get added to the language.

      The book doesn't rah-rah PHP, it just says how best to use it. I'm confid