I think that's a big part of it. Using something that's already documented that has many features of a 'web app' built in already, vesus scripting those. But there are a lot of prepackaged scripts for Calendars, and database connections, shopping carts, etc... for PHP. So there's got to be more that just the prepackagedness of Zope to chose it over PHP.
On Tuesday 23 April 2002 10:47 am, you wrote: > I have only minor experience with PHP so this may be > ignorant, but isn't programming a web application with PHP > scripts more comparable to programming such an application > with Python scripts? If PHP scripts are handling HTTP > requests directly, that can also be done with pure Python > scripts. But if I have to put together a comprehensive web > application I'm going to be developing a lot of scripts, > unless I use an integretaed, pre-made package of scripts. > But then, that is really what Zope is, isn't it? > > Call me confused, > Bill > > At 10:17 AM 4/23/02 -0700, you wrote: > >I am not a PHP guy by any means, but I imagine having to run > > an extra server (Apache, Postgres vs Apache, Zope, > > Postgres) means there is another server process to watch, > > manage, > >start/restart. You don't have to do those things with PHP > >scripts. > > > >Perhaps someone with experience with a larger PHP > >implementation under their belt could let us know. > > > >On Tuesday 23 April 2002 9:46 am, you wrote: > > > > Plus the over head of running Zope instances is > > > > greater than PHP scripts. > > > > > > Is this really ture for anything non-trivial? > > ---------- > "The commandments of the LORD are right, bringing joy to the > heart. The commands of the LORD are clear, giving insight to > life . . . For this is the love of God, that we keep His > commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome." > (Psalm 19:8, 1John > 5:3) <http://torahteacher.com/>torahteacher.com > --- > Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). > Version: 6.0.346 / Virus Database: 194 - Release Date: > 4/10/02 -- Jason Spisak Marketing Director, Lycoris [EMAIL PROTECTED], http://www.lycoris.com Desktop/LX: Familiar. Powerful. Open. +1 425 869-2930 voice, +1 425 671-0504 fax _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )