Python vs PHP

Cliff Wells clifford.wells at
Fri Oct 22 17:47:14 CEST 2004

On Fri, 2004-10-22 at 14:46 +0200, Max M wrote:
> Cliff Wells wrote:
> > PHP has some excellent libraries for web development.  In many ways this
> > makes up for the shortcomings in the language itself, since you can
> > quite often keep actual programming to a minumum.  I've seen nothing in
> > the Python world that compares to Smarty templates (and yes, I've
> > reviewed the many Python templating engines available.  To date I've
> > seen none that approach Smarty in actual
> > usability/readability/simplicity).
> Have you tried PageTemplates from Zope?
> They are very clever, and the macros makes it much better at reusing 
> code than anything I have seen elsewhere.

Can they be used outside of Zope?  One of my criteria was usability

Cliff Wells <clifford.wells at>

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