PHP - security etc

Dominic Mitchell dom at
Fri Mar 9 08:44:15 GMT 2007

Andy Armstrong wrote:
> Interestingly this debate - much has I dislike PHP - has given me the 
> germ of a clue as to why the damn thing is so popular.
> If /we/ [1] can't agree on the right way to do it in Perl who the hell can?
> If mod_perl dropped out of the box with a PHP like embedding mechanism 
> that was turned on by default - so you could just create and 
> start mucking around - then it might be a hell of a lot more popular. 
> Hell, if it did that I'd be more inclined to use it for quick and dirty 
> web stuff.

I think you've cracked the nail on the head.  It's not got anything to 
do with the _language_.  It's all to do with the _deployment_.  That, 
and the "shared nothing" model of PHP makes it a hell of a lot easier to 
deal with.


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