dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Sun Aug 31 11:20:33 PDT 2003
:Is that truer for Python than PHP4? Most of Python's library
:dependencies are for its own libraries - the core language hardly needs
:anything. And PHP builds in a pile of weird shit, too.
:> * They have a big CD footprint.
:> * There are issues with having multiple versions installed... a
:> 'system' version installed by the CD which is often older then
:> the current release version that you might need in production.
:Why is this not so for PHP?
There are always issues, but I believe it is possible to collapse the
PHP app into a single static binary which is run as a CGI (not
dynamically loaded as a module by apache). I certainly would like
to avoid having any DLL dependancies. PHP4 depends on libcrypt,
libexpat, libmysqlclient (which can be removed), libz, libm, and libc.
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