[GLLUG] PHP vs Python

Patrick Hawkins phawk42 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 14:07:18 EST 2007

I'd recommend Python, but I don't know enough PHP or enough about PHP to
make a recommendation either way.

With regards to frameworks, once you start working on something outside the
problem domain of the framework, I'm not sure how it could be much more
difficult than rolling your own code for that functionality. You'll just
have to decide what tradeoffs you'll be willing to make either way.

If you do decide to go with a python web framework, I suggest looking into
both Pylons and web.py.


On Nov 8, 2007 12:09 PM, Marshal Newrock <marshal at idealso.com> wrote:

> Looking for some opinions here.  I have a fairly large app to write,
> and I'm still undecided on writing it in PHP or Python.  It will
> primarily be a web app, but I also want the option of command-line
> access.
> The advantage of PHP is that more people know it, and I think it's
> faster to develop a web app in PHP.  I haven't tried writing a web app
> in Python yet, though.
> Python is a much cleaner language, and actively prevents many common
> coding mistakes.  PHP's ability to use variables which have not
> previously been defined is a point against it.
> There's other arguments I can make for and against both, but I'm
> curious what opinions people have.
> There's also the question of frameworks.  I'm hesitant to use a
> framework, though.  From what I've seen, they work great within the
> limits of what they were designed to do, but as soon as you exceed
> those limits, things get much more interesting, which is to say,
> difficult.
> --
> Marshal Newrock
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