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Re: Thoughts on script portability

by l3nz (Friar)
on Jan 26, 2004 at 12:50 UTC ( #324122=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Thoughts on script portability

I noticed the same thing when I first started writing CGI apps in the mid to late 90's. I guess that the success of PHP as an alternative to Perl is mostly linked to its ease of redeployment on different hosts. All that the average person needs to build a dynamic web site with a database back-end is already buried in.

With CGI - and worse, FastCGI or mod_perl and mod_rewrite like some infamous templating systems I won't mention here - switching from a host to another can be a royal PITA, unless you have a good degree of control on the target machine and on all the needed modules.

I love Perl and loathe PHP when you need to solve a computing problem, but most of the time building average web sites with PHP is simply more sensible. (This is not a flame bait - I wish I could use Perl instead...)

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