PHP vs. Python vs. Perl
brianm at dealnews.com
Wed Jun 28 22:25:41 UTC 2006
> The numbers are *way* off. Factor of 5-10 for an
> application that just sends 212K back and forth over
> the network?
I was as surprised as you are. That is one reason I posted this here.
> Are the PHP client gzipping by default, but Perl and
> Python's do not? For 212K files - that would explain
They are all default installs. I did nothing special on any of them.
> If the client (purposely) fetches data in tiny chunks,
> concatenating them as it goes not thinking about
> associated marshalling costs - something like that
> could possibly cause the factor of 10 slowdown on a
> large file.
Again, I am not trying to find what is wrong with the clients as they
exist. I am simply using the clients that are available to me.
> Also there might be something else and that 'else' is
> related to the way (particular build?) of Perl/Python
> deals with the network layer.
Again, its all default stuff. You can download the code and have a look
Admittedly, I am a PHP guy. So, if someone wants to recommend a better
test for the other clients to prove me wrong, I welcome it.
Its good to be cheap =)
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