Python as replacement for PHP?
bob at redivi.com
Sat Feb 28 21:20:49 CET 2004
On 2004-02-28 07:25:46 -0500, claird at lairds.com (Cameron Laird) said:
> In article <2004022801225916807%bob at redivicom>,
> Bob Ippolito <bob at redivi.com> wrote:
>> On 2004-02-27 23:00:44 -0500, claird at lairds.com (Cameron Laird) said:
> [arguments against
> positions *I* certainly
> don't take]
>> All that said, PHP is a good language for a beginner. Lots of books
>> are available that approach the subject from just about any angle, it
>> is trivial to setup (you don't have to, you find some $5/mo provider to
>> do it for you, or you buy OS X,), and is so underfeatured that you
>> couldn't possibly be frightened by its syntax if it is one of the first
>> few languages you've seen. That doesn't mean it's a good language to
> "OS X"? Panther, or Mac OS X 10.3, does build in an Apache--but
> as near as I can tell, it's *not* one which includes PHP. PHP
> has to be installed explicitly. Am I missing something?
> I'm not ratifying the characterization of PHP as "underfeatured".
By "installed explicitly", do you mean "turned on in httpd.conf"? You
may be right that pre-10.3 didn't include /usr/bin/php (I am not sure),
but mod_php has been standard (just not enabled by default) since at
When I say grossly underfeatured, I mean the *language* not the *library*.
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