[linux-novice] RE: linux-novice Digest, Vol 37, Issue 5
fredj at nortext.com
Fri Jun 1 16:10:45 EDT 2007
On Jun 1, 2007, at 10:42 AM, Dave O'Neill wrote:
> On Thu, May 31, 2007 at 09:34:57PM -0400, Darcy Whyte wrote:
>> Thanks for your reply!
>> Can you explain why you wouldn't use PHP?
> There are other languages better suited to the task.
> PHP isn't really intended for developing applications that run
> outside a
> webserver -- such as a cron script or a standalone daemon. While it's
> _possible_ to do these things with PHP, it's really not recommended.
On the other hand, if PHP is what you're comfortable with, it may
just work fine (depending on exactly what you're doing). It may be
less resource-efficient, harder to code, or just plain slow
(depending on exactly what you're doing).
If you do use PHP, you'll want to have the CLI (command-line-
interface) version installed...see http://www.php.net/
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