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comment Your experience with haxe and other languages that compile to PHP?
All compilers are "language translators". Are you saying we should not use compilers? ;) Whether you have to "get neck-deep into its bowels" depends entirely on whether the compiler is doing its job well, which is exactly what I'm trying to find out. Judging from the answers here, I guess I will have to do my own investigation.
Jan
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comment Your experience with haxe and other languages that compile to PHP?
Thank you for your answer and for your offer to help me. Is pharen comptabile with any other lisp? Does it have its own operators or does it just use the ones in php? For example, does the == in pharen behave the same way as in php?
Jan
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comment Is it bad code smell if private method calls public one?
@Larry: Exactly! A private method (which usually contains implementation-specific assumptions) calling a public one makes it more likely that overriding the public method would break things.
Jan
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comment Your experience with haxe and other languages that compile to PHP?
So you are saying that the compiler creates buggy php code? That is one of those broad claims I would like you to back up with an example. Another broad claim is "Cross compiling between languages leads to confusion, mistakes, and errors." Please give examples for that. If you wanna discuss whether PHP is a language worth using, I am sure you will find thousands of people on the internet who will do that with you. I'm not one of them.
Jan
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comment Your experience with haxe and other languages that compile to PHP?
Please try not to get too emotional about this and try not to make too many assumptions. What makes you think I didn't learn php "properly"? How else would I have come to hate it? The generated code is not an issue for me, as I don't wanna touch it. Debugging is not an issue, since I very rarely use a debugger. Other developers also aren't an issue, since most CMS plugins aren't big projects anyway. You make very broad claims about haxe. Can you please back them up with examples? It would be much appreciated. Also, how long ago did you use it?
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comment Is it bad code smell if private method calls public one?
Yes it does. If overriding one public method breaks another public method I can override that other method too. If it breaks a private method, I can ....?
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comment Dependently typed language best suited to “real world” programming?
I've been playing around with ATS a bit. I'm mostly just curious whether it can be done and whether it would actually have advantages over languages without dependent types. Is there a language with a cgi interface or any other kind of integration with a web server? I know the wikipedia list...
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