abw at wardley.org
Fri May 26 13:18:20 BST 2006
Matt S Trout wrote:
> Prototype is a joke
weenie curve, just as Perl was this time last decade until PHP stole its
get it done quickly. Like Perl it is pragmatic, not dogmatic.
Unfortunately that makes it easily accessible to those web monkeys who
wouldn't recognise good practice in software design if it was a Special
Operations Badger holding a loaded assault rifle to their head screaming:
library and I swear I'll blow your damn head off faster than you
say "Where's my crack team of fighting ferrets when I really need
So the bar is lowered and the monkeys jump onto the bandwagon.
They've already sullied the reputation of Perl (lots of Perl is
unreadable nonsense therefore all Perl is unreadable nonsense) and are
working hard to have the same effect on PHP (most PHP applications are
festering snot-buckets full of gaping security holes large enough to
drive a small truck through, therefore all PHP applications are FSBs
firing line if the evidence of Prototype et al is anything to go by.
Having said all that, the great thing about Open Source (and the source
how it's doing it, and then build up your own JS library which does what
you want without that which you don't. Still, it would be much nicer to
be able to go to the JS equivalent of CPAN and download something that
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