Why is Joomla! written in PHP?
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- Might as well get it from the horse's mouth. In Do you PHP?, Rasmus Lerdorf, the originator of PHP, sums up how and why PHP developed as it did.
- "What it all boils down to is that PHP was never meant to win any beauty contests. It wasn't designed to introduce any new revolutionary programming paradigms. It was designed to solve a single problem: the Web problem. That problem can get quite ugly, and sometimes you need an ugly tool to solve your ugly problem. Although a pretty tool may, in fact, be able to solve the problem as well, chances are that an ugly PHP solution can be implemented much quicker and with many fewer resources. That generally sums up PHP's stubborness."