dom at happygiraffe.net
Tue Feb 12 14:46:22 GMT 2002
On Tue, Feb 12, 2002 at 02:17:30PM +0000, Paul Robinson wrote:
> On Feb 12, Sam Smith <S at mSmith.net> wrote:
> > perl?
> Wihtout wanting to turn this into a group design thread, perl is bad idea
> for reasons of scalability. Whilst it's cool to have a DNS daemon on a small
> box written in Perl to try out ideas, it's not what you would want a
> high-load server to be running. Maybe for prototyping, but personally I'd
> probably favour C for final implementations of stuff that is going to be
> doing a lot of work. Anyway...
Just to offer a counter-opinion before leaving this thread, there's
nothing wrong with using Perl. Like all languages, you write your code,
run your profiler and optimize the hot spots. For a scripting language
like Perl or Python, that includes moving speed-sensitive routines to C
(or even assembly). There's nothing intrinsically wrong with scripting
To bring the point firmly around, look at how many people are running
apache/mod_perl in high load situations out there.
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