Rasmus Lerdorf, creator of PHP: 5 quotes

I really don’t like programming. I built this tool to program less so that I could just reuse code.

Rasmus Lerdorf

PHP is about as exciting as your toothbrush. You use it every day, it does the job, it is a simple tool, so what? Who would want to read about toothbrushes?

Rasmus Lerdorf

I was really, really bad at writing parsers. I still am really bad at writing parsers. We have things like protected properties. We have abstract methods. We have all this stuff that your computer science teacher told you you should be using. I don’t care about this crap at all.

Rasmus Lerdorf

There are people who actually like programming. I don’t understand why they like programming.

Rasmus Lerdorf

I’m not a real programmer. I throw together things until it works then I move on. The real programmers will say “yeah it works but you’re leaking memory everywhere. Perhaps we should fix that.” I’ll just restart apache every 10 requests.

Rasmus Lerdorf