On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 3:19 PM, Jim Lucas <li...@cmsws.com> wrote:
> On 6/16/2011 3:15 PM, Nathan Nobbe wrote:
>> what it really amounts to is php is good at doing 1 thing and 1 thing only,
>> generating web pages.  for anything else, including command line scripts
>> that run for more than 30 seconds, choose an actual programming language or
>> be prepared to deal w/ hacky, disgusting workarounds.
> Nathan,
> I would have to disagree with your statement about using PHP for applications
> that take more then 30 seconds or CLI scripts.
> I have a daemon (read: scripts) that I wrote using PHP.  It listens on a few 
> sockets and maintains an open connection to mysql.  It receives server updates
> and other client requests for data.  When it receives a client update it 
> updates
> a couple tables in mysql.  When it receives a request from a server for data, 
> it
> goes to mysql gets all needed data, compiles it into the format requested and
> sends it down the wire.
> This daemon starts when my system starts up.  As of this morning it has been
> running non stop since Feb 28th (about 108 days).  Between then and now it has
> received over 35M server updates and over 1.8M client requests.  I think it 
> gets
> used a bit.
> So, to say that doing anything with PHP that takes longer then 30 seconds to
> complete will require you to use hacky and disgusting workarounds is false.
> I have no hacks nor disgusting workarounds in my scripts.  Combined the 
> scripts
> total about 200 lines, over half of which is either comments or vertical white
> space.
> It has been running pretty much non-stop since August 2007 with minimal
> maintenance needed.
> Jim Lucas


Impressive stats and has me a bit intrigued!  Just out of curiosity,
does your daemon use a heavy amount of object orientation in it or is
it mostly procedural codebase?


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