5 quotes by the creator of PHP, Rasmus Lerdorf: I don't like programming, and I'm not a real programmer.

  • I really don't like programming. I built this tool to program less so that I could just reuse code.
  • PHP is about as exciting as your toothbrush. You use it every day, it does the job, it is a simple tool, so what? Who would want to read about toothbrushes?
  • I was really, really bad at writing parsers. I still am really bad at writing parsers. We have things like protected properties. We have abstract methods. We have all this stuff that your computer science teacher told you you should be using. I don't care about this crap at all.
  • There are people who actually like programming. I don't understand why they like programming.
  • I'm not a real programmer. I throw together things until it works then I move on. The real programmers will say "yeah it works but you're leaking memory everywhere. Perhaps we should fix that." I'll just restart apache every 10 requests.

Hat tip @igrigorik

Go Ruby!

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I like PHP even more now.
i like his attitude!
love it
No such list is complete without: For all the folks getting excited about my quotes. Here is another - Yes, I am a terrible coder, but I am probably still better than you :)
This guy... Awesome...
this explains a lot about why php is as bad as it is
ha ha .. truly he is genius ..... he develop such a language - which rules 80% of worlds web server..... think if had done it in actual way - then no other language will have its space in this world.
And thats also PHP INTIAL and PHP 7.1 have hell and heven difference !
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