Hu: The importance of constructing an internal library<WP.MIC-H2S38> is not a luxury, but a requirement, for any project that hopes to scale, and have passable | documentation<WP.MIC-H2S37>. We have certain expectations # about how we have expected the language to perform, and when these expectations are not met, there is a more manual, hard-coded | solution, that simply looks hideous, if that in fact, accounts for 80% of our code, by length. Most likely, this is the codebase of Google; a small number of simple functions, elaborated into extremely verbose documents, especially when the cop out # by, every year, switching to more primitive, “easy to use” programming languages, which simply demand even lengthier conditional chains, to accomplish what a more well-documented language can do, in concise terms, artificially jacking up work for their already overpaid staff.
H3S1: Realistic expectations of the completeness of PHP:
Hu: Any employer # would immediately raise some eyebrows # at the employment history of PHP-founder Rasmus Lerdorf: despite being the sole creator, and, likely, for all intents and purposes, the sole meaningful contributor, to a programming language that underlies 80% of the web’s server.side-stack, Lerdorf is currently employed, and has been previously employed, as a low level engineering, at companies like # Yahoo and ETSY. His programming language is taught ubiquitously at universities that teach comp-sci, and he’s not a faculty member, anywhere. There is industry.level-collusion, since it takes only 1 company, acting in its own genuine best interest<Smith> to correct this problem, but the fact that he has no such jobs, shows that all of the thousands of companies, and even the faculty at universities that staff them, are all colluding, to suppress the perception of his skill, and magnitude of contribution. This is genuinely worse # than any form of capitalism, or even communism, that I’ve encountered, when realistically, it’s a militant form of anarcho-communism, posing as communism. And, most critically, it’s dangerously anti-intellectual<Harvard, a-r>
What does this mean for us, as PHP-programmers? This means that the thing we rely upon for our livelihoods, itself, is, due to these limitations, at most a side project for the singular individual, who has the combination of IQ, domain.specific-knowledge, and reason.to-care #, to work on its continued development. An analogy would be professional ENTs, being paid $80k per year, and working long hours, having only a truck, that some farmer down the street built over the weekend, to service their life.critical-operations. No government agency would tolerate such a setup, even for a second, which just goes to show #, also, the level of collusion that has gone into the maintenance of this façade, and depth to which Lerdorf, and his direct predecessor, Ken Thompson, has been buried, in the dominance hierarchy<Peterson>.
Therefore, as PHP-programmers, we have to be realistic, that the stack is incomplete, and a significant amount of proprietary.internal-construction needs to be performed, even to launch the most basic functionality #, such as user registration. We should be on a crusade to salvage Lerdorf from ETSY, and make open source contributions toward the vision established in <WP.MIC-H2S38> because this is the kind of work # that is required, to actually complete the lang. Moreover, we should collude, legally, to shield clients from working and funding the hack-jobs, by eliciting the Truth on our Side #, using Lerdorf’s story as a mission statement, and shaking off any false accusations, that he has some “chip on his shoulder”, for having made a historical contribution to programming, because all of this, is wrapped up in our financial interest #