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Discussion on: Will PHP save your startup?

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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...)