Convert PHP to ASP
PHP vs ASP
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||Unix, Linux, Windows
|Speed of writing
PHP has a much wider range of built in functions, and a less
verbose syntax, making it a much quicker language for development.
Other features of PHP also greatly simplify and speed up project
- type conversion - PHP converts types automatically
- Form, session and cookie variables are available to use straight
away on the page
|ASP has a much tighter error checker than PHP's default. This
means that error reports are more common in ASP. This is also a
positive when you are learning as, unlike PHP, ASP will not allow
you to get away with sloppy code.
||PHP seems to be the more flexibile language.
Its open source nature means that anyone can add features as they
come across the need
||ASP is a very rigid language - what might be
efficient methodologies in PHP are completely unworkable in ASP.
(ie the absence of associative arrays)
||In themselves, both languages could be said to be
equally reliable. However, as PHP will run on Linux and Unix, and
ASP is bound to windows, the reliability of linux and unix count
in the favour of PHP.
|Speed of execution
||PHP seems faster - I am looking
for resources to quantify this. Anyone?
|Ease of Learning
||PHP is a much friendlier. Additionaly, there are more high quality
online resources to help you.
||ASPs more rigid structure and longhanded ways of doing things
may be intimidating to the beginner.
||PHP syntax is derived from C++
||ASP syntax is derived from VB
||PHP's gotchas are limited to idiosyncracies. PHP is a well thought through language.
||In an effort to debunk well established programming languages (such as C++), and monopolise standards, ASP insists on doing things their way. For the programmer, this means many wasted hours spent debugging code, before you think to wonder if, for example, calling a function from within a loop might exit the loop. I mean why? Who thought of that? Did they think they were being clever or did they just have a cruel sense of humour? There are many more gotcha's besides. Grrrrr!!!
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