mod_perl and mod_python, is perl better for that task?

Deirdre Saoirse deirdre at
Tue Mar 21 00:37:10 CET 2000

On Mon, 20 Mar 2000, Pedro Vale Lima wrote:

> I like Zope a lot. But it just doesn't seem the right tool for simple
> sites with lot's of traffic (at least yet).

I agree. I must admit to preferring PHP for sites with minimal complexity.
I would prefer a python solution, but I *can* remember to use braces and
semicolons when forced. :)

> Really, could mod_python be as good as mod_perl? There are more than
> 400000 site running mod_perl, including sites with huge traffic like
> slashdot or imdb. PyApache and Httpdapy don't seem to be causing
> much of enthusiasm in Pythonland. Why? If mod_python could be
> as good as mod_perl I think there would be few reasons to use perl.

I think a lot of the enthusiasm for both mod_perl and mod_python have gone
over to PHP, for good reason. PHP has all the advantages of server-side
javascript without all the annoyances. :)

_Deirdre   *   *
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