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Lies in education [was Re: The "loop and a half"]


On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 7:42 AM, Ben Bacarisse <ben.usenet at bsb.me.uk> wrote:
> Bill <BILL_NOSPAM at whoknows.net> writes:
>
>> Mikhail V wrote:
>>>>>> [...] I'm not here to "cast stones", I like Python. I just think
>>>>>> that you shouldn't cast stones at C/C++.
>>>>> Not while PHP exists.  There aren't enough stones in the world...
>>>>>
>>>> PHP seems (seemed?) popular for laying out web pages.  Are their vastly
>>>> superior options?
>>> Python? Superior syntax for sure
>>
>> I believe that.  What accounts for the popularity of PHP then?
>
> Two things, probably.  First, it was almost always pre-installed even on
> low-cost hosting.  Second, you could start very simply because it was
> designed to be used embedded.  Tiny little bits of code could so
> something -- not need for a "framework".
>
> Other languages were not always installed (I'm sure it's better these
> days) and those that were (Perl almost always was) could not, by
> default, be used embedded -- you had to generate the whole page.
>
> What is (or are) the Python way (or ways) to do it?

Check out Django and Flask, the two most popular ways. I quite like Flask.

ChrisA