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Comment: Re:Never understood the PHP hate (Score 1) 177

by Parker Lewis (#49326939) Attached to: Modern PHP: New Features and Good Practices
The core is broken. While you have namespaces and patterns to apply inr your code, PHP core functions still don't have namespaces, class, don't even have a pattern in their names/parameters (to not blame the real lack of classes for strings, by example). This only to start. If you want to get deeper: http://me.veekun.com/blog/2012...

Comment: Re:Oh dear. (Score 1) 193

I think you're wrong to suppose that an open source product will be bug free. What an open source software will provide is a high chance that bugs will be discovered soonner and in high number than the closed ones (as you'll have less people watching the code and most important, with less passion).

Comment: Re:No we shouldnt (Score 1) 287

by Parker Lewis (#48744175) Attached to: Should We Be Content With Our Paltry Space Program?
Yes, and just to remind that a lot of modern devices and technologies we have in all places now came from R&D from space programs: wireless devices, technology that is now used in devices for detection of heart problems came from the water detection devices used by NASA, the current glass lenses manufacturing process, a lot of the modern aviation technology (including runway, the tower and the airplane), and some minor ones, like modern running shoes, infrared thermometer, the foam used in those "NASA pillows", drinking fountain, modern smoke detectors (that don't trigger with false positives), etc. So it's not "just that scientists want to science".

Comment: 3D (Score 1) 400

by Parker Lewis (#48717109) Attached to: Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low
I'm not in all that hate for the movies. But my problem is with 3D. Every movie I can enjoy with the family is 3D. My wife has headache with 3D. And I have 2 small kids under 6 (not recommended 3D for kids below 6). Not to mention the popcorn prices in theaters. We even have (here in Brazil) some humor sketches when the couple is talking about get kids out of the school to pay for a popcorn in a movie.

Comment: Don't try to abstract a web page (Score 3, Insightful) 194

by Parker Lewis (#48675359) Attached to: MIT Unifies Web Development In Single, Speedy New Language
This is fundamentally wrong: the're not only trying to abstract all technologies and flows involved in web page development. Most of these languages and frameworks want to provide the old desktop program flow. And the way web applications works is a way different than that. A good web programmer need to know all the flow and involved technologies.

Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing. -- Thomas Tusser