I am completely baffled by this one and hope one of my techie friends can help.
I’m using a PHP class with magic methods to set and get the properties of that class. The idea is to use private properties in the class so that the PHP magic methods can take over and determine whether to update a WordPress user meta entry, blog entry, or standard option based on which proper of the class is being retrieved or stored.
Python, C and C++ top the list.
As PHP continues its march into the future with improved support for objects, better memory management, and notable performance boosts WordPress seems to be dead-set in sticking to the “must support old technology no matter how bad it is”. As of this writing, on the verge of the much-anticipated WordPress 5.0 release with the almost-modern reactive components interface — the past continues to hamper the technology by insisting on clinging to PHP 5.2 as the baseline version that plugins and themes should support.
PHP 5.2 Is Dead
Not recently dead. Long deceased. PHP 5.2 support officially ended OVER SEVEN YEARS AGO in January of 2011. That is about 3,000 years ago in human-time.
A good global list, but you still need to know your goal so you can choose the best tool for the job.
If you are only looking for a job then you must consider where you want to work; both geographically and type of company.
The list changed drastically based on different vectors.