Posts Tagged ‘PHP

21Jul

Drupal hangs on installation: cause and workaround

Posted by Elf Sternberg as PHP

One very rare problem that hits some people with Drupal is that it hangs on installation, and never gets anywhere.  Using Firebug, I was able to track the problem down to jQuery, then ripped out the minimized copy of jQuery, stuck in a full copy, and re-ran the install, which immediately revealed the bug. Drupal […]

I’ve been helping a close friend with her website, which is written in rails. She admits that’s a mistake, now, because it shares database tables with a PHP application, and the communication between the two has always less than stellar. I’ve been looking into her current major problem, but while I’ve been at it, I’ve […]

14May

Python can be just as ugly as PHP…

Posted by Elf Sternberg as PHP, python

I was reading through the WordPress source code, trying to figure out a problem for a contractor, when I saw the function compact().  When I saw it I boggled, read the description, and shook my head. Compact() takes a list of variable names as strings, and returns a hash of those variable names and their […]


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