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From Joshua Kogut <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache and PHP
Date Tue, 01 Nov 2005 15:46:03 GMT
It isn't that multipurpose tool couldn't do anything that the hammer could,
it's just that the hammer did it with less work, less learning, and less

On 11/1/05, Octavian Rasnita <> wrote:
> From: "Joshua Kogut" <>
> Hey guys, here's an analogy concerning Php and MP. You can go to a store,
> and you have $100 US to buy something to help you hammer nails. The
> logical
> choice is that you should buy a hammer right? It does what you need it to,
> and the shallow learning curve is nice. But, on the way to the hammer
> section, you see this multi-purpose tool that can not only hammer the nail
> for you, but it can also buy the nail, hold the nail in the wood, and then
> make lemonade for you. Now, you go buy the multi-purpose tool, bring it
> home, and then realize that it doesn't do the one job that you wanted it
> for, hammering, as well as a hammer would.
> This is how I felt with Perl. It did so many things that I felt that it
> just
> couldn't concentrate one one thing enough, web applications. So, I found
> myself at <> <> one day and fell in
> love with the trusty
> hammer.
> --
> What did you try to do and couldn't do it with MP?
> ...really curious. :-)
> Teddy
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