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

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at
Tue May 3 09:00:16 CDT 2005

On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 09:47:46AM +0000, Peter Corlett wrote:

> More than one large website has been "prototyped" in Perl with a view
> to reimplementing in C++ for performance, only to stay with Perl.
> IMAO, if you're going to pick a quirky arcane scripting language to do
> this with, I'd rather start off with Perl than PHP as it scales a bit
> better and is a proper programming language.
> (I can't really comment about Python since I haven't used it enough in
> anger to make informed comment, but initial tests are less than
> encouraging. It's even less typo-proof than Perl, for a start.)

Typo proof?  What do you mean be that exactly?  It accepts typos better,
or it complains about typos more usefully?

Joshua D. Boyd
jdboyd at

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