Migrating from PHP to Python...

Magnus Lie Hetland mlh at idi.ntnu.no
Mon Sep 3 03:44:58 CEST 2001

"Richard Jones" <richard at bizarsoftware.com.au> wrote in message
news:mailman.999474243.26942.python-list at python.org...

> > From what I've read, PHP
> > is faster, less resource intensive, and more prevalent (especially with
> > hosts).
> So why bother? Really, why are you here at all with this sort of attitude?

That's not very helpful, is it?

(Yes, the rest of your post _was_ very helpful, I'm sure ;)

Basically, AFAIK what he says is fact, not "attitude". But the question is
valid nonetheless, isn't it? I believe the strengths of Python in this case
is its readability, its object-orientedness etc., etc. But even though
Python is what I use for most of my programming, I still use PHP for a
lot of web development, simply because it is almost ubiquitous, and because
it is fast etc. Python doesn't have the same "server page" focus as PHP,
and there is really no reason why it should.

>     Richard


  Magnus Lie Hetland         http://www.hetland.org

 "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in
  it, doesn't go away."           -- Philip K. Dick

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