Hi all, It is nice to have all this attention (all of a sudden) In fairness to Perl and Shell(s), they are very good in their contexts which is low level control of the OS. Perl was first to be a Web server, but that was 17 yrs ago, and 12 yrs ago it was basically "killed" by the tech crash of 2000, and also the terror event on Sept 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center, as influential NYC CPU community was meeting in those very buildings and thriving because of financial technology.
The history of Perl is a long topic far beyond the scope of this group, but suffice to say it halted on a certain date with all its projects becoming sad shipwrecks on the beaches of the information sea. There were unquestionably maladaptive issues along (such as continual violent flaming sometimes manifested as physical threats) that may have added to its demise by allowing, well, mental illness to control the basic design. I actually heard Larry Walls say a certain concept should be inserted by saying it "is sick." Telling indeed! Having said that, I am planning to deconstruct the Oddmuse wiki, which is written in perl, to created a tool for collaborative creation to understand its structure. SInce mobwrite is the collaboration vehicle of choice (used and tested by Google Docs which has suddenly become useless because of Ajax problems) then the suggestion for using Python seems appropriate because the server is written in Python. As is, the document state control in Mobwrite is separate from the saving features when it is implemented with, say, a wiki. So perhaps the underlying toolset of this PHP shell should be converted to Python so that it can be implemented into bigger systems. Or perhaps PHP be organized to give it the benefits of Python and mobwrite binaries inserted into a PHP. Thus one gets the two necessary features of web expression: textual creation and system control. Within this needs to be a development system (so that the user can actually control his technological destiny) that actually wraps the two. As is you barely get either, and nothing combines them. Pretty sad after about a 1/4 century of Internet, wouldn't you say? Regards, John ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Live Security Virtual Conference Exclusive live event will cover all the ways today's security and threat landscape has changed and how IT managers can respond. Discussions will include endpoint security, mobile security and the latest in malware threats. http://www.accelacomm.com/jaw/sfrnl04242012/114/50122263/ _______________________________________________ phpshell-devel mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/phpshell-devel