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  • all the joy of installing ImageMagick on Irix while getting a root canal without anesthetic.

    Few people either care about or are skilled enough for fine web performance tuning. Who gives a fuck if PHP is slow and ugly, the apps are there, easy to install and most importantly, they work. Well, most of the time.

    For years Perl people laughed when I thought that geriatric software for grandparents was an untapped market for perl since, if gran can install it, anyone can. Sadly, it was declared unmanly to ha

    • And, getting mod_perl and mod_php to live together on a single apache server is nigh impossible. I had to choose and I chose mod_php.

      Depending on the truth of this (may just be your particular experience here, and not everyones .. anecdotal evidence...), this itself may be the single largest reason for the lack of adoption. If getting both functioning on the same server is rather a bear to accomplish, which one do you think they are more likely to use?

      Also there is a major amount of perception that mo

      • I wasn't the first to experience this even though Solaris isn't linux, but Jarkko has said the same thing so I feel reasonably certain that it's either an obvious triviality that we all missed or it really is a major PITA/impossibility. I spent 4 days with a square peg, a round hole and a hammer and all I got was a crashy crashy pile of shite that liked neither perl nor php. Installing mod_php by itself took 15 minutes and I had an app running a few minutes later without having to download half of CPAN. I