Python vs PHP (& Java?)

Moshe Zadka moshez at
Thu Dec 28 11:22:03 EST 2000

On Thu, 28 Dec 2000 11:10:31 +0100, "Alex Martelli" <aleaxit at> wrote:

> The 'good-applicability niches' of Perl and Python are vastly
> overlapped (and not so small as to really deserved being called
> 'niches', but that's another issue).  I can't think of any program
> I would rather write in Perl than in Python

Here's an example, coming from one of the major anti-Perl zealots
around here: Apache modules. Yes, now that we have mod_snake, you
can do these things in Python, in theory: but mod_snake is still
young, while mod_perl is quite mature.

Let me assure you that I miss Python's elegance and clarity sorely,
so I hope mod_snake will mature quickly <wink>

(BTW: Are there plans for quixote/mod_snake integration? That'd
be ultra-cool: one of the benefits of HTML::Mason is that it
integrates really well with mod_perl)

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