DEV Community

Discussion on: Bootstrapping a CLI PHP application in Vanilla PHP

_ezell_ profile image
Ezell Frazier

PHP as a general purpose tool? I'm intrigued.

q2dg profile image
Osqui LittleRiver

Well, it isn't useful for building native graphical applications, for instance. Also it has some problems to manage serial port (I use Arduino boards a lot). So...about this aspect Php is far behind Python, I think

erikaheidi profile image
Erika Heidi Author

That's precisely why the post uses the therm CLI, because it's for the command line only: scripts. Surely, PHP can't solve all problems, but it is a very low barrier language that many people are already familiar with. I said all these things in the article's introduction by the way