PostgreSQL & Python vs PHP

Bruno Desthuilliers bdesth.quelquechose at
Sun Jul 24 13:22:06 CEST 2005

Luis P. Mendes a écrit :

> I need to build it from the server and also client side.
> For the client side I'll be using Python.
> But for the server side, I would like to hear some opinions.  Is it worth
> learning Php? 

I dont think so - unless you have no other choice !-)

More seriously, Python is at least as good (much better IMHO...) as PHP 
for web applications, and the only thing (the only I can think of...) 
that's really easier to do with PHP is to write unmaintainable code with 
all logic and presention mixed up, global variables coming from outer 
space, etc...

Another point is that, since you'll need to implement your domain model 
in Python for the client app anyway, duplicating it in PHP would not 
only be a waste of time, but also lead to a maintence nightmare. Using 
Python on both the client and server side, you'll just have to write 
specific controllers and views for the web application.

A last thing is that PostgreSQL supports Python as an extension language.

My 2 cents...

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