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Re: [vox-tech] PHP fun!

  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] PHP fun!
  • From: Jay Strauss <jjstrausMAPSs@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 08:39:53 -0800
  • References: 200102211940.f1LJeVs02280@sonic.net

I don't remember C very well, but I thought PERL looks a lot like C

I think in order to use Mason you need Mod_perl, Anyone???

The only reason I asked the question, is when I first started using PHP, 
I was like "this is
nice but, it seems like a bad copy of perl (from a language perspective 
(form, syntax, functionality)),
thats when I went looking for a perl alternative.  Found mod_perl, and 
just started writing perl (and printing
out my html, as opposed to writing html and embedding my perl).  But I 
think mason, embperl, asp all let
you do it as HTML with embedded perl (but they make use of the perl 
module for apache (mod_perl)), and
give you faster execution and better language capabilities (although I 
think there is a mod_php which
I suspect is faster than regular php)


William Kendrick wrote:

>> Why don't you use mod_perl?
> (1) I'm still not very familiar with Perl.  PHP is qutie C like.
>     (One of the mottos is: if you don't know how to do it, try doing it
>     like you would in C.)
> (2) Henry and/or Eric mentioned at our last meeting that one of the reasons
>     something like Perl's HTTP::Mason or PHP are better is because you
>     focus on the content and add code to the HTML... rather than creating
>     a script and sticking HTML in it.
> For me, PHP is like SSI on steroids.  I love SSIs, but they're only
> _truly_ cool when you use the "exec" directive.  That means I need to
> write my functions in shell scripts or compiled C programs.  It also means
> that the webserver needs to fork to execute the command.
> (I haven't looked into XSSI yet, however... it sounds a bit more versatile)
> Since I'm focusing on the content, and using PHP as a means to make my
> work easier, it's definitely a much better choice (for me) than Perl.
> (That, and I seem to know PHP better already ;) )
> -bill!

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