Tim Starling wrote:
Nicholas Knight wrote:
David Gerard wrote:
(I'm going to have to learn decent Perl just
to get my ideas into the
codebase, aren't I.)
Sadly, no. MediaWiki is written in PHP. When I tried to pick up PHP
(partially with an eye toward contributing to MediaWiki), I ran
screaming back to Perl.
Excuses excuses. We have 2000 times as many active editors as we do
active developers. Everyone has damn excuses. What's so hard about
learning a language or two? It'll only take you a few months, and you'll
come away from it with a skill you can use elswhere in life.
Months? It takes me a few *hours* to be able to create useful code in a
new language. A few days and I can embark on significant projects. This
isn't about difficulty or time (though I'd not be happy about wasting
the time), it's about not wanting to subject myself to the horror that
is PHP just to be able to do a couple things with MediaWiki, probably
never to touch the code again.
Call me when you're using a sane programming language. I'll be happy to
help. I'd even be willing to deal with Java, of all things, but I will
not touch PHP.