Python v PHP: fair comparison?

walterbyrd walterbyrd at
Wed Nov 15 16:37:39 CET 2006

Luis M. González wrote:
> the new crop of web frameworks (Django, Turbo Gears, etc...).
> > - Newer versions of mod_python require Apache 2.0, which few hosters
> > have
> You can also get alder versions of mod_python. What's the problem?

The problem is that the system requirements for django and turbogears
are sky-high. I think Django requires Apache 2.0 (and maybe mod_python
3.x), and CherryPy (part of turbogears) requires Python 2.4. If you are
developing for a hosted environment, this can be a big problem. Few
enough hosters provide python to begin with, then add to that such
requirements as apache 2.0 - and you left with almost nothing.

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