Write write write!
Joel, why aren't you writing more? One post in the last 25 days just won't cut it - do you think you're in charge of this little operation here!?
With all my posts in the "Ask Joel" forum I'm spending more time than ever writing, and I'm writing something every day!
Then stop writing to the forum.
Vladimir Dyuzhev (http://dozen.ru)
Perhaps you should roll-up a "best-of" that gets posted onto your front page too? (And in your xml feed).
Tom (a programmer)
We're still waiting for the asp > php article as well.
James 'Smiler' Farrer
Why keep harping on the translator? Look at the things that FogBugz does. I bet you they use a small number of very simple COM components (maybe something for data access, text processing, and filesystem access). With that out of the way, the problem is just to parse the VBScript code, munge it into a suitable tree format, and then apply a simple set of rules to that tree to express it in PHP syntax (replacing references to any COM components with something you've got on the PHP end to do the work). Semantically, VBScript and PHP are very similar, so translation can't be particularly difficult.
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