When does compiling mean something other than compiling?

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2 years ago#1
http://www.reddit.com/r/PHP/comments/1cbi8u/https_with_builtin_php_54_server_is_it_possible/c9f6081

I was actually banned from the PHP subreddit a few years ago, but I still lurk for the good bits. This is one of them.

We go from 'HTML is not compiled' to 'This is PHP, so compiled means the dictionary definition, not the CS vernacular'.

Oh reddit, how I love thee. Let me count the ways...
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2 years ago#2
I'd tell them their definition of "..CS definition of compilation being a process which derives machine language from higher level source.." is wrong. Compiling is the process of turning a high level language into a lower level language such as assembly language. Assembling is the process of turning the lowest level language such as assembly language into machine language (typically into object files with machine instructions).

I think the whole thread is *** backwards. Let's all argue over definitions.
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2 years ago#3
You were banned from /r/php? I can't believe they would do such a thing to you!
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2 years ago#4
for the sake of inflating my imaginary internet points, I'm going to pretend hiphop and roadsend don't exist.

~ half that thread
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2 years ago#5
It was pretty tame actually, the issue is that the person knew the one of the mods (or so I was told later).

but on a somewhat amusing note, I just saw the text 'document.write' show up on the reply page :) Someone is debugging.
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2 years ago#6
And that's why I avoid that place. No high level CS background for me means I'm easily mislead by BS like that. Online books + official documentation for the win :D
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2 years ago#7
nesis posted...
And that's why I avoid that place. No high level CS background for me means I'm easily mislead by BS like that. Online books + official documentation for the win :D

Get yourself a copy of the turing omnibus. It's like $10 and gives you a nice gentle introduction to things like not being a code monkey.
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