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Rule 35: Every year, someone somewhere will reinvent PHP or CGI or some combination of the two.



Does this mean we need to update Greenspun's 10th rule "Any sufficiently complicated C or Fortran program contains an ad-hoc, informally-specified, bug-ridden, slow implementation of half of Common Lisp." to say "Any sufficiently complicated development environment contains an ad-hoc, informally-specified, bug-ridden, slow implementation of half of PHP?.


Where can I find the other rules?


These will carry you over until the "real" ones appear: https://spacecraft.ssl.umd.edu/akins_laws.html


I want to print these out and share them with past teams I've worked on.


awesome! thank you!


If you ever watched NCIS, I have just the thing: http://www.ncisfanwiki.com/page/NCIS%3A+Gibbs%27+Rules


I make them up as I go along!


In non-sequential order. :)


lol let me know if you ever compile them in a single place. love it!


Can I claim "K's rule"?

Every (web) technology will eventually be called a PHP reinvention.


That would be an insult (either to php or to the other project, depending on which).


Maybe.

But I read it so often in the last years.

Next.js? PHP! AWS Lambda? PHP! Zero? PHP!


I guess I agree : )




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