[thelist] CGI cart vs PHP cart

Jacob Stetser icongarden at icongarden.com
Thu Oct 26 21:10:23 CDT 2000

Good words. You can write some really slow scripts in all these languages and some really FAST scripts too.

I don't really think benchmarks mean anything; I was trying to convey the sense that there is a version of PHP which is not CGI and it does run much faster than the CGI version precisely because you don't have to initialize the binary every time a script runs.

There are so many variables that go into performance that I think statistically all module-type systems are a wash and all CGI-based systems noted are a wash. Just avoid the stuff that is obviously much slower. Any of the languages commonly mentioned can handle extremely large sites.

On Thursday, October 26, 2000, at 01:47 PM, Madhu Menon wrote:

> To which I say, it all depends upon the kind of code you write... 
> I can think of several ways in which I can REALLY make ASP scripts scream. 

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