Python vs PHP (& Java?)

Scott Hathaway slhath at home.com
Thu Dec 28 01:21:47 CET 2000


It should be noted that PHP already support a command line interface.  I use
it heavily in this manner for doing scripting on Windows NT.

Also, I have fallen in love with python, but I would not use it for
server-side web scripting.  PHP is very easy and extremely powerful for this
task.  Why not use both?

Scott


"Cameron Laird" <claird at starbase.neosoft.com> wrote in message
news:D722E432FF377E01.657BAF2ECAA117A3.909A66D671189EE3 at lp.airnews.net...
> In article <87k88mxcf4.fsf at eugene.prosa.it>,
> >"Alex Martelli" <aleaxit at yahoo.com> writes:
> David N. Welton <davidw at prosa.it> wrote:
> >
> >> So, _what_ "much functionality" of PHP couldn't be "replaced" by
> >> Python solutions?
> >
> >Personally, I use Tcl for this sort of thing, but I think that Python
> >is pretty good too, for a very important reason:
> >
> >PHP is used on the web and only on the web.  Python, Tcl, Java, and
> >company are languages that you can take and reuse elsewhere.
> .
> .
> .
> Incidentally, the PHPers certainly are aware of
> this situation, and it's likely that PHP will
> become available through command-line and/or
> MySQL stored-procedure applications, sometime
> in 2001.  I expect to write more on this, pro-
> bably in January.
> --
>
> Cameron Laird <claird at NeoSoft.com>
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