Write web apps in Python?

Bryan bryanjugglercryptographer at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 21 15:15:01 CEST 2010

Bruno Desthuilliers wrote:
> Nope. I want to keep all my settings parsed, my librairies loaded, all
> my connections opened etc. That is, all the time consuming stuff at app
> startup - which, with PHP, mostly happens for each and every request.

O.K. I wasn't clear on your objection. As I said the first time, I
think you've gotten some bad info on PHP. Or maybe you're just behind
the times.

> Many large, sopĥisticated etc applications are written in C. Does that
> make C a practical application programming language ?

It's at least a strong clue.

> Now I'm sorry to say that for quite a few "sophisticated" PHP apps I've
> seen (and eventually had to work on), the "startup" part - parsing the
> include files, configuration, establishing connections etc - took a good
> part of the total processing time.

You didn't say when that was, but PHP caching has come a long way.
Google is your friend.


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