10 Experimental PHP Projects Pushing the Envelope
Jul 31, 2010, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Gilmore)
"As the saying goes, "Just because you can do something doesn't
mean you should." But in the world of programming, stretching
boundaries is just part of the fun. The PHP community has never
been one to shy away from bending their favorite language more ways
than a shopping mall pretzel, and as the ten wild projects
introduced in this article indicate, the fervor for experimentation
is as strong as ever!
"Lisp is the granddaddy of countless modern programming
languages, having influenced the development of Haskell,
called "the greatest single programming language ever designed"
(see Paul Graham's Lisp quotes page for others) by programming
luminary Alan Kay -- is considered a rite of passage by many
developers because of the profound impact it can have on the way
one looks at programming problems.
"Because of the language's decades-long popularity, quite a few
Lisp dialects have sprung up over the years. For instance, you
might have heard of Common Lisp and Scheme. MinHee Hong has made
his contribution to this long list, creating LisPHP, a Lisp
implementation written in PHP. Although only a few months old at
the time of this writing, LisPHP already supports an impressive set
of features, including an interactive command-line programming