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From Jie Gao <>
Subject Re: mod_perl presence at OSCON (and other CONs) is at danger
Date Wed, 09 Jun 2004 05:48:58 GMT

On Tue, 8 Jun 2004, James.Q.L wrote:

> Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2004 22:26:15 -0700 (PDT)
> From: James.Q.L <>
> To: Modperl List <>
> Subject: Re: mod_perl presence at OSCON (and other CONs) is at danger
> Chris :
> > I personally think mod_perl's strengths are in its rich feature set. Only
> > after watching a few of Geoff's talks (and one of Stas's) did I realize
> > exactly what PHP developers are missing. They speak about things like
> > ties, closures, and globs. Plus, PHP is limited to the content generation
> > phase, so mod_perl has a pretty big advantage there. Geoff describes
> > mod_perl as the Apache API in Perl. While this is probably obvious to all
> > of you, it's not something I realized on my own.
> we all know there are so many technologies for web programing, ASP,PHP,Python,Java etc.
what makes
> one choose mod_perl over others? why learn/use mod_perl, why mod_perl instead of php
etc.  a
> section about these on would be good intro to people who curious about
> I think php is used more often because it does most of the small to medium projects just
fine and
> it does easier. at least that's what i heard ( i dont have any expereience on php ).

It appears easy to beginners, but as server admin, I find it a nightmare
for beginners to play with it without knowing what's involved.

So the marketing strategy for mod_perl should be very different. One
can do so much more with mod_perl.

> I also likes Stef's idea about adding user comments for doc. hope it can happen.
> hmm, does mod_perl still have problem running for virtual hosts?  people choose php over
cgi for
> obvious reason.

Problem with virtual hosts? Like what?



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