PHP (was Re: website maintenance gig available)

Nicholas Clark nick at
Wed Aug 3 13:55:43 BST 2011

On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 12:12:11PM +0000, Ian.Docherty at wrote:
> Isn't 'PHP skill' an oxymoron?

On this topic, dear lazyweb, er list.

My search engine skills fail me.

Isn't there some quote, roughly "you don't program PHP, you ??? it until it
works", possibly attributed to Randal Schwartz?

Does anyone know the one I'm failing to describe? And the citation?

[And if I'm seen as maybe being unfair on a language which "takes the
worse-is-better approach to dazzling new depths" [Larry Wall] I point you
all to

Nicholas Clark

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