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Being a creator of such a successful framework means commitment to the language it's written for. Given how innovative you are, have you ever been tempted to jump on another language, like Ruby, but you knew you couldn't because of Laravel?

What do you think about the opinion that PHP is historically one of the worst languages?

p.s. love Laravel, thank you very much for making our lives easier.

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When I first started with PHP, I did sometimes wonder if I should use Ruby. I think many aspects of Ruby appeal to me more than PHP since I prefer dynamic languages and the PHP ecosystem has gravitated more towards strongly typed features lately as being the "best practice".

However, overall I really enjoy PHP and enjoy using it. I especially love Closure and traits and the speed improvements in PHP 7.