Quote Originally Posted by dreamscape
As long as we understand what something is within our language (PHP), it doesn't matter what it's called. They could call it "piece of doggy crap" and it would make no difference as long as we understand it ("it" being it conceptually, functionally, and practically... not "it" in name).
I'm really not trying to argue with you. I agree with most of what you're saying, especially about not judging PHP based on other languages. But it does make a difference what we call something. If not, the following actual Perl code example would be perfectly readable to us.
Code:
	#! /usr/bin/perl -w
        use Lingua::Romana::Perligata;

	adnota Illud Cribrum Eratothenis

        maximum tum val inquementum tum biguttam tum stadium egresso scribe.
        vestibulo perlegementum da meo maximo.
        maximum tum novumversum egresso scribe.
        da II tum maximum conscribementa meis listis.
        dum damentum nexto listis decapitamentum fac sic
               lista sic hoc tum nextum recidementum cis vannementa da listis.
               next tum biguttam tum stadium tum nextum tum novumversum
                        scribe egresso.
        cis.
(http://search.cpan.org/src/DCONWAY/L...ta-0.50/README)