I was wondering if there is/are any drawbacks/limitations of php over other web languages?


well in my opinion...

1) promotes messy coding habits
2) oop is lacking
3) error handling is poor

thos are my main qualms.

OOP is getting better though

OOP is not a problem at all. In PHP5 there is full object orientation, I take advantage of all its features everyday. Even with many classes in PHP's standard API, there is both an OO way to use a module and a procedural way. Take the MySQLi module for example (http://us2.php.net/manual/en/ref.mysqli.php), now has a class and a set of standard functions in which you may use that module.

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