PHP - bodge - scale (was Re: [rescue] decisions, decisions)

Brian Dunbar brian.dunbar at
Thu Apr 28 15:48:52 CDT 2005

On Apr 28, 2005, at 10:29 AM, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> Joshua Boyd wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 09:30:43AM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>>> Heh.  ;)  I've heard it cited that PHP is the most common single
>>> compromise route for Apache servers.  I've never understood the 
>>> point of
>>> PHP, frankly -- it doesn't seem to do anything that cannot be done 
>>> with
>>> equal facility in Perl.
>> Does perl let you stick the code in html in <?php ?> blocks?  That 
>> seems
>> to be part of it's popularity.
> I'm sure you're right.  It allows quickly and easily bodging things
> together ....   but then you have a quick, easy bodge, with all that
> entails.

Isn't the general idea that "PHP" would get the website going and when 
/ if the site grows you can move it over to 'something' else?

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