I'm drowning in PHP

Andy Armstrong andy at hexten.net
Tue May 15 12:29:57 BST 2007

On 15 May 2007, at 12:12, graham wrote:
> Jonathan Rockway wrote:
>> On Monday 14 May 2007 10:12:31 pm Andy Armstrong wrote:
>>> This is a small gem from some PHP I'm obliged to look at:
>>>      for($i=0; $i<strlen($str); $i++) {
>> Ah, the classic O(n^2) for loop.  Haven't seen that one for quite  
>> a while, especially not in a language with built-in regexes.   
>> Gotta love PHP...
> In a case where n is never likely to be large enough for order  
> notation to come into it.

That and the fact that it's not actually N^2 :)

> Surely the issue is the waste of programmer, not processor, cycles  
> used. Which has sod all to do with PHP the language - a beginning  
> perl programmer could have done the same...

In this case I'm told that I'm working with an "experienced PHP  
developer" :)

And yes I imagine there's plenty of invisible Perl out there that's  
at least that scary.

Andy Armstrong, hexten.net

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