I’m slowly catching up with the news stream and all the jokes of the last few weeks. “If programming languages were religions” is a nice one. Here is PHP, which I spent the most time with now:
PHP would be Cafeteria Christianity – Fights with Java for the web market. It draws a few concepts from C and Java, but only those that it really likes. Maybe it’s not as coherent as other languages, but at least it leaves you with much more freedom and ostensibly keeps the core idea of the whole thing. Also, the whole concept of “goto hell” was abandoned.
And here is Perl, which is my favourite programming language so far:
Perl would be Voodoo – An incomprehensible series of arcane incantations that involve the blood of goats and permanently corrupt your soul. Often used when your boss requires you to do an urgent task at 21:00 on friday night.
Check the rest of them for fun and profit.