[NBLUG/talk] I hate perl. :-)

Lincoln Peters sampln at sbcglobal.net
Wed May 31 19:42:57 PDT 2006

Troy Arnold wrote:
> I've mentioned this before, but I like the adodb database abstraction
> layer: <http://phplens.com/adodb/>


>> (Why would anyone use JSP over Perl or PHP?  I don't know; I've heard 
>> arguments that JSP is faster, but the way I see it, if you're trying to 
>> justify the use of anything based on Java for reasons of performance, 
>> then something is horribly wrong!)
> Well, with JSP you have possibility of having a persistent  application
> that completely skips the whole dynamic compilation phase.  

That still seems rather silly, since Java code needs to be run in a 
virtual machine and so will still take a performance hit.  If you're 
looking for performance, wouldn't it make more sense to compile it into 
the machine's native code?

> You also have
> the advantage (esp. as compared to PHP) of a much more consistent and
> organized language.  Basically Java is a designed language vs. the
> grown/hacked on mess of inconsistency that PHP is.

Fair enough, although I have yet to run into a web application that was 
so complex that this would have made any difference.  All in good time, 
I suppose...

Lincoln Peters
<sampln at sbcglobal.net>

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