Ravens PHP Scripts: Forums
 

 

View next topic
View previous topic
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Ravens PHP Scripts And Web Hosting Forum Index -> General/Other Stuff
Author Message
brentnhunter
Client


Joined: Sep 10, 2004
Posts: 166

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 4:44 am Reply with quote

Does anyone know what php stands for?
 
View user's profile Send private message
nagu
New Member
New Member


Joined: Oct 13, 2004
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 6:32 am Reply with quote

the full form of php is
PHP is Hypertext Preprocessor
just like GNU Thats what i believe!
 
View user's profile Send private message
brentnhunter
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:46 am Reply with quote

Huh? what does the first P stand for?

I'm not sure what you mean it's just like GNU, that is a different acronym. Smile
 
nagu
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:54 am Reply with quote

see YOU have PHP
the full form is
Quote:
PHP:Hypertext Preproccesor


ie first P in PHP stands for
Quote:
PHP:
itself, second H in PHP stands for
Quote:
Hypertext
and third P in PHP stands for
Quote:
Preprocessor

i think this explains my belief. Its a short of recursion. Hope this helps you.
nagu
 
brentnhunter
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 9:09 am Reply with quote

(*chuckle*) I still don't understand what the first P stands for.

P = ?
H = Hypertext
P = Preprocessor
 
nagu
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 9:13 am Reply with quote

first P stands for PHP and the First P in this PHP stands again for PHP and so on thats why i said its a kind of recursion. its like watching the same TV inside the TV
 
brentnhunter
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 9:25 am Reply with quote

Why do I think you're pulling my leg?
 
nagu
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 9:29 am Reply with quote

That i cant help Smile)
 
djmaze
Subject Matter Expert


Joined: May 15, 2004
Posts: 719
Location: http://tinyurl.com/5z8dmv

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:34 am Reply with quote

Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login!

If you name "HP" where do you think of ?
 
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
southern
Client


Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 591
Location: Texas

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:39 pm Reply with quote

People Hacking People is what it stands for, right DJMaze? Wink

_________________
Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
- E. W. Dijkstra 
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website MSN Messenger ICQ Number
PHrEEkie
Subject Matter Expert


Joined: Feb 23, 2004
Posts: 358

PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 5:25 pm Reply with quote

PHP was originally developed in 1994 by Rasmus Lerdorf, and it stood for 'Personal Home Pages'. PHP at this time was nothing like we know it now. It was basically a bunch of modified Perl scripts and functions designed to allow Lerdorf to gather information about people who came to his website looking at his resume. A year later, in '95, Lerdorf released a public version of it for others to use and develop. The first significant addition to PHP was the ability to process HTML Form data, and mSQL support was also quickly added for a way to store the info retreived by HTML Forms.

In mid 1997, a group of developers took over PHP and re-wrote almost the entire engine into what became known as "PHP 3". As of PHP v3, they dropped the acronym of 'Personal Home Pages' and instead adopted 'PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor' (meaning: dynamically manipulating Hypertext BEFORE it is output to the browser). This brought 'interactive' type web develop to the consumer level (read: you and me Wink ).

PHrEEk
 
View user's profile Send private message
bnilles
New Member
New Member


Joined: Jan 03, 2005
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:15 pm Reply with quote

Yeah, it is a recursive acronym. This may help you understand it better. Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login!

bnilles
 
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:       
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Ravens PHP Scripts And Web Hosting Forum Index -> General/Other Stuff

View next topic
View previous topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001-2007 phpBB Group
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
 
Forums ©