The beauty of ugliness

Since I and my colleagues are basically full-time programming language designer/implementers, we have a lot of discussion related to language design and aesthetics. I have always cared about the look and feel of a language and framework: does the code look pretty, is its syntax concise, clear and consistent, does it allow to nicely separateContinue reading “The beauty of ugliness”


Some good changes are coming to PHP6, it seems (for those who still care about PHP). A selection: register_globals will be gone. magic_quotes will also disappear. $HTTP_*_VARS has been removed, in favour for $_GET, $_POST, etc. E_STRICT error messages are included in E_ALL errors. Better Unicode Support. safe_mode is being removed. Thank you PHP people.