Python vs PHP

September 22, 2009

Python pros: * Comes with built-in documentation * Named parameters * Threads * PyObjc, AppScript * plistlib

Python cons: * No bundled imaging library * No SOAP * Inconsistent support (2.3 on 10.4) * mod_python not very widespread

PHP cons: * No threads

PHP pros: * Documentation comes with plenty of examples * PHP Function Index * mod_php * Can use backticks to call external tools

Django: Mac running Mac vs Mac running Linux (Python)