Python web development, really

Afanasiy abelikov72 at
Tue Jan 21 06:32:42 CET 2003

On 20 Jan 2003 21:14:47 -0800, Paul Rubin <phr-n2003b at>

>Afanasiy <abelikov72 at> writes:
>> I was not aware Python required trade-offs involving memory or cpu use in
>> order to compete with PHP. In my experience Python is much much faster for
>> basic scripting. I hoped that speed could be put to use on a web platform.
>Benchmarks I've seen indicate PHP is considerably faster than Python.
>That's not too surprising, since PHP is a simpler language and doesn't
>have to do nearly so many dynamic lookups.

Benchmarks I've done indicate very much the opposite. Perhaps you saw
something for the zend optimizer, which I have not tested myself.

Anyway, it does look like PHP is in fact my best option overall.

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