[CentOS-docs] Contribute request

Tue May 12 12:40:03 UTC 2009
David Dreggors <ddreggors at cfl.rr.com>

Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> Okay. I'm waiting for comments here - php as a scripting language?
> Strange >:)

Yes and No... to many of us it may seem odd, we all know that shell 
scripting is faster and way more powerful than php. We also know that 
one could accomplish the same thing in half the lines and that this 
script would be able to go on ANY CentOS install with no problems using 
a shell script.

On the other hand, you use what you know. Bourne Shell/Bash/(t)csh/etc 
may be too much for some. Perl is definitely a hard language to grasp as 
well. Php is easy to pick up. Not to mention that there are many that do 
not realize that php-cli can accomplish this. It maybe an unknown art 
that some find interesting and useful. Not php as a whole but rather 
using php on the command line.

Either way, seems like it fits well in a tips and tricks area, because 
it is a trick that not many would expect... think about all our 
reactions when he suggested it!