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I stopped reading the blog article when I read the complaints around "private" and "static". The behavior is exactly what they were intended to. If he doesn't want that, he shouldn't use them. It also implies that he doesn't have much experience with languages like C#, Java or C++. Otherwise he would have learned this already.

Or I think they're misfeatures everywhere.

Then you should have mentioned it. From the article it seems that you are talking specifically about PHP, when in reality that argument can be applied to many.

I can only make my assumptions based on what I read. The lack of references to other languages makes me doubt your experience, and that is essential when you criticize something.

PHP has flaws and you have some valid points, but when you mention things that are either not specific to PHP or not a problem for me it makes me more skeptical.

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