Python v PHP: fair comparison?

walterbyrd walterbyrd at
Tue Nov 14 20:38:46 CET 2006

I don't know if this is a fair comparison or not. Any comments

- Python is more readable, and more general purpose
- PHP has awful backward compatibility
- PHP has a lower barrier to entry
- Most inexpensive web-hosters support PHP, but not Python
- PHP has far more pre-writen scripts available
- Newer versions of mod_python require Apache 2.0, which few hosters
- There is more demand for PHP developers, than Python developers

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