|Subject:||Re: [Social-discuss] Which framework?|
|Date:||Sun, 28 Mar 2010 11:54:37 -0400|
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On 3/28/10 10:49 AM, Matt Lee wrote:
Python is, subjectively, a better language, and ought to be used as much as possible (though not in roles that it is not suited for). I say subjectively because it really is a matter of opinion.On 03/28/2010 07:42 AM, Henry Litwhiler wrote:The Python application wouldn't display things to the browser, and I'm not saying that we use Python to replace PHP's role as our web application language - instead, we can use it to manage the backend communications between GNU Social users.What backend though? The user must be able to run a complete GNU social system in a browser, on commodity web hosting, in PHP. I don't see what Python can do that PHP can't.
Python is far more suited for running as a desktop application than PHP.
I also don't think that we're on the same page when it comes to commodity web hosting. While users should be able to outsource their GNU Social install to ensure maximum uptime, making it so that the exact same GNU Social application runs on both personal and commodity hosting shouldn't be a priority. We can have one version of GNU Social for people who want to run it on an outsourced server, and one version for people who want to run it at home.
Since (generally) PHP code only runs when a user accesses it via the browser, making the install continuously receive and send out data would be quite a task indeed, if done entirely in PHP.
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