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Discussion on: Will PHP save your startup?

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Peter Aba Author

Please open and read the very first sentence:
"PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development."

Whether it has OO features or not is simply irrelevant.

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Valentin Silvestre

"What it does affect is first that not all of your code will be loaded into memory when a request is served (good), that all of your errors will be runtime errors (bad) and of course that your code will be interpreted on an as-needed basis instead of having it all compiled to byte code or some intermediate language"

Symfony cache isn't a solution to this one problem ?

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Peter Aba Author

To clarify, I don't necessarily think that working with a scripting language is "a problem" in itself. It's just a fact. The only problem in the cited part is the runtime errors, and for that your only compensating tool is testing, testing, more testing, a good CI flow and maintaining a healthy log. Plus some more testing.

Don't believe me, just try a simple Go project and see what happens when you break something. It should be obvious within hours... Btw, Go is not free of runtime errors at all, but they occur much less frequently. (Rust is free of them unless you use stuff marked as unsafe...)

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