The best quote in this long-ish Livejournal post and threads (in which a programmer asks” please explain PHP to me) is this: “PHP sucks as a programming language as much as HTML sucks as a display description language. Somehow, they are both absolutely suited for the task at hand. ”
It’s all about keeping it sloppy, and it’s exactly why I love them both at the moment. Sure, there are other more appropriate tools at times, and I am as convinced as the next man of the sea of average-at-best PHP hackers out there… but when it shines, it can really be quite something. Anyhow, that quotation spoke to me a lot (and it’s a good-ish, if a bit snobby, discussion), so I thought I’d share.