Communication between Python and PHP

nicodotti2 nicodotti2 at
Thu Jun 26 00:59:30 CEST 2008

On Jun 25, 1:50 pm, Larry Bates < at`> wrote:
> nicodotti2 wrote:
> > Don't ask me why, but we have a bunch of legacy code in PHP on a
> > server and a wee-bit of Python code for integrating GData google
> > calendar services. We now need to build a way of sending messages
> > between them. The general flow is:
> > PHP Web Page(on apache) ---> Python Gdata Consumer -----> Gdata
> > and then json is returned back like:
> > PHP Web Page<----json data---- Pthon Gdata Consumer
> > So I tried to convince my boss to let me use the python c extension to
> > write a native bridge but 'no dice'. He also does not want anything
> > 'experimental' so pyphp is out. He'd like me to basically have them
> > communicate by passing the json via http/apache - so in essence, I'll
> > have to make (what I feel) are very expensive calls between two
> > objects that, in a perfect world, would be on the same machine in the
> > same language! I see this as a potential bottleneck. Any suggestions?
> > I have to start prototyping this today so the sooner the better, um,
> > please ;) Thanks gurus out there.
> Use sockets.  They are efficient and both languages have good implementations.
> -Larry

Thanks Larry I'll look into going that route.

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