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Comment Re:In keeping with tradition, really (Score 1) 676

Apparently, you havent read the "cornerstone speech" by the vice president of theconfederacy, Alexander H. Stephens.

The new constitution has put at rest, forever, all the agitating questions relating to our peculiar institution African slavery as it exists amongst us the proper status of the negro in our form of civilization. This was the immediate cause of the late rupture and present revolution. Jefferson in his forecast, had anticipated this, as the "rock upon which the old Union would split." He was right. What was conjecture with him, is now a realized fact. But whether he fully comprehended the great truth upon which that rock stood and stands, may be doubted. The prevailing ideas entertained by him and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old constitution, were that the enslavement of the African was in violation of the laws of nature; that it was wrong in principle, socially, morally, and politically. It was an evil they knew not well how to deal with, but the general opinion of the men of that day was that, somehow or other in the order of Providence, the institution would be evanescent and pass away. This idea, though not incorporated in the constitution, was the prevailing idea at that time. The constitution, it is true, secured every essential guarantee to the institution while it should last, and hence no argument can be justly urged against the constitutional guarantees thus secured, because of the common sentiment of the day. Those ideas, however, were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the equality of races. This was an error. It was a sandy foundation, and the government built upon it fell when the "storm came and the wind blew."
Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth.

Comment Re:another PHP framework... (Score 1) 75

I agree. Rasmus even says "Any script based language is simply not fast enough". And frameworks are going to slow you down as well. But, when you compare how many real high traffic sites there are on the internet to how many low to medium traffic sites there are, you can clearly see that there is a place for PHP frameworks. Maybe not at the most elite levels, but definitely a big place. I think of PHP as the Toyota of web application languages (especially apt in light of Toyota's recent history)

Comment Re:another PHP framework... (Score 1) 75

You were responding to another poster who, while discussing the comparative advantages of using a framework built by someone else vs building your own, indicated that an advantage of using other's frameworks is that you are not reinventing the wheel. You said that the development of many different frameworks is an example of reinventing the wheel. I merely pointed out that if you are using a framework created by someone else, you are taking advantage of their efforts, and, by definition, not reinventing the wheel. I cant help but think that most of the people dissing pre-built web application frameworks are not people employed in a job where they need to build web applications in a production environment.

Comment Re:another PHP framework... (Score 1) 75

You could argue that the people creating these frameworks are reinventing the wheel.

The point is, when you create your own framework YOU are reinventing the wheel. I would rather take advantage of solid code (since I use zend framework, I have no way of knowing if CI has solid code or not) written by someone else than to be spending my time writing code that is available freely, and is probably written better and more robust than I could manage, at least without many iterations of refactoring.

Comment Re:Web application framework? (Score 0, Redundant) 75

Truly, you are correct. In fact, why would you rely on a programming language that keeps being changed every few months. I am writing my own programming language. If I'm the one writing it, I know it inside-out. If I use it, I update it myself. That's the only way to be sure. In fact, why would you rely on an operating system that keeps being changed every few months? I am writing my own operating system (written in the programming language I created of course). If I'm the one writing it, I know it inside out. If I use it, I update it myself. That's the only way to be sure. /sarcasm The reasons to use a framework are many - -You don't need to worry about re-inventing the wheel. -You don't need to worry as much about security vulnerabilities -You can take advantage of stable libraries that are written by others (many of whom may be better programmers than you) -In a group setting, you can find people that already know the codebase and don't need to spend time learning your framework I'm sure there are plenty of other reasons, but I don't have time.

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