June 13, 2005
Teaching Parrot to Say PHP
spindoctor writes "Several months ago, I held a conversation with a fellow programmer about the relevance and performance of PHP-GTK. The fear, said he, is that PHP-GTK is too slow to run robust desktop applications. Yet, how can this fear be plausible when so many already use PHP for robust Web-based applications? I retorted in my infinite wisdom. I went on to exclaim, What PHP needs is a Virtual Machinesomething like the Java Runtime Environment that all end-users can easily install to run PHP applications! That is why I am placing my bets on Parrot, was the astute programmer's reply."