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Thursday September 09, 2004
11:31 AM

mod_perl and PHP

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  • The only arguments I was able to draw from that journal are that Perl apps are difficult to install compared to PHP ones (a solvable problem) and that people prefer to write CGI-style apps rather than use the mod_perl API directly. It's not clear why this is a problem, since mod_perl supports a CGI interface. More to the point, those people should probably use Mason or Apache::ASP. So, the real strengths of PHP seem to be lack of code reuse (which makes installation easier) and lack of choices (no need t
    • Worse is better!

    • The main problem with mod_perl, IMHO, is that if you're not careful, you'll fall over values left over from a previous run. Mod_perl scripts don't act like indepedendent scripts.

      That, and that ugly "variables will not stay shared" behaviour thing.