PHP vs. Python

Duncan Booth duncan.booth at invalid.invalid
Fri Dec 24 12:15:46 CET 2004


Paul Rubin wrote:

> I've never heard of any large sites being done in Python, with or
> without scaling.  By a large site I mean one that regularly gets 100
> hits/sec or more.  There are many sites like that out there.  Those
> are the ones that need to be concerned about scaling.

How exactly would you know which large sites are using Python? The PHP 
sites tend to advertise their use of PHP by file extensions on every URL, 
but a lot of Python sites don't.

I don't know how to tell how many hits a random site has, but there are 
certainly some big users out there. For example Viacom uses Zope for many 
of its CBS and UPN websites. LastMinute.com, who definitely hit your large 
site definition, were working with Zope as well although so far as I know 
nothing has yet reached their live site.



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