PHP vs. Python
rogerb at rogerbinns.com
Thu Dec 23 17:23:32 CET 2004
"Eric Pederson" <whereU at now.com> wrote in message news:mailman.8301.1103782761.5135.python-list at python.org...
> My beloved Python-oriented webhost doesn't currently support Mod-Python
You can always do what I did. I wrote the backend of my app in Python
and run it as an XML-RPC server. I did the front end in PHP using the
Smarty template tool. (The actual templates themselves were stored
in the Python server and grabbed via XML-RPC). Effectively PHP/Smarty
were formatting XML-RPC results, delivered as Python dicts which turn
into Smarty arrays (and it all works fine with nested lists and dicts).
That way I got the best of both worlds, didn't have to get mod-python
installed, and *my opinion* is that Smarty is the nicest template tool
I have tried in Python or PHP.
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