"[...] as I have said so many times, PHP is not about purity in CS principles or architecture, it is about solving the ugly web problem with an admittedly ugly, but extremely functional and convenient solution. If you are looking for purity you are in the wrong boat. Get out now before you get hit by a wet cat!"
-Rasmus Lerdorf, creator of PHP
Makes sense… but just one thing: why is the web problem supposed to be ugly ?
Comments from long ago:
Comment from: robin
I think because:
a) …of the stateless nature of the HTTP protocol. We have to put a lot of effort to simulate statefulness. Nowadays PHP is a great help here