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[ale] Need a PHP/MySQL intern...



Alright, I'll chime in now. Have you had a chance to look into any of
the PHP templating systems? They allow you to separate logic and
whatnot. Personally, I am starting to use Smarty for this purpose. If
you haven't already looked into templates, they may save you from
wasting time rewriting your apps.

Randy

On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 11:08:24AM -0500, Benjamin Scherrey wrote:
> First off, PHP/MySQL appears quite adequate for the job. However, intermixing the content and logic in the 
> same files and the difficulty of setting up an organizational structure that I feel comfortable with are downsides 
> to doing anything too complex with PHP that you want to be able to change often and quickly. Also, PHP 
> requires that you have an apache system running and sometimes that's just too much extra stuff to provide an 
> http pipe.
> 
> Python supports the kind of organizational structures that I like. XML/XSLT lets me seperate the content out 
> and be more dynamic within the context of my program structure. I haven't investigated the XML/XSLT 
> support within Python enough to confirm its the solution that I want but I have good reason to believe that its 
> close enough to allow me to build what I need. Python is also a better open standard language and lends 
> itself to non-web-specific development. I need this general language support for some of the non-web things I 
> want to accomplish eventually.
> 
> Postgres vs. MySQL is easy enough. Postgres supports OO concepts better and has much better transaction 
> support and administration facilities for large deployments. Python has a pretty good "database independent" 
> interface that will allow us to move between the two faster than PHP (although there are downsides to this 
> approach and the mysql/postgres calls within PHP don't seem to be that different).
> 
> For now, however, it looks like we'll have the PHP-based system for a while. Its been quite reliable and pretty 
> quick to implement in.
> 	
> 	later,
> 
> 		Ben Scherrey
> 
> 
> 3/13/2002 6:23:59 AM, John Wells <jbwellsiv at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> >Ben,
> >
> >For curiosity's sake, why are you considering changing
> >from PHP/MySql to Python/XML/Postgres?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >John
> >
> 
> 
> 
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