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?
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