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From ___cliff rayman___ <>
Subject Re: Some philosophical questions
Date Tue, 26 Jul 2005 03:32:14 GMT
Neil Gunton wrote:

> This may be a little off the usual topic (bug reports, howto etc) but 
> I am genuinely curious to know what other list members think about it. 
> Back in 2000 or so, when I started using apache, mod_perl and Embperl, 
> it was a really dynamic scene and quite exciting with all the 
> possibilities for cool app development. There were other languages 
> (Java, PHP) and other competitors within the perl universe (Mason, 
> Template::Toolkit, AxKit) but in general the mod_perl/Embperl world 
> seemed like a bright place to be. Now, a few years later, I am not 
> really seeing all that much in the way of people "out there" talking 
> about mod_perl, or even Perl. When they do, it's often in the context 
> of legacy applications, or "old fashioned CGI". Somehow, people have 
> forgotten about mod_perl and how capable it is.

I think that PHP is a lot easier to install and use for the average 
user/programmer.  Maybe more importantly, it is easier to install PHP 
apps on an ISP's server.  Embperl is easy to install, but mod_perl can 
be tricky and you have to be somewhat of a guru to understand it and use 
it's power.  That is why PHP's popularity is growing much more rapidly 
than mod_perl.


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