[CentOS-docs] Contribute request

Tue May 12 12:05:41 UTC 2009
William L. Maltby <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com>

On Tue, 2009-05-12 at 15:23 +0400, Vladislav Rastrusny wrote:
> 2009/5/12 Ralph Angenendt <ra+centos at br-online.de>:
> <snip>

> > Okay. I'm waiting for comments here - php as a scripting language?
> > Strange >:)
> Why strange ;) I think PHP is no worse than Perl. I think the choice
> of scripting language for tools is up to the developer. I don't see
> why bash or perl is better than php. At least php-cli is very easy to
> be installed (just one yum command) and does not cause the threat to
> the system security. Of course not all servers has it, but I prefer
> PHP scripts because they are much easy to read and understand
> comparing to Perl and Bash especially for novice users (I think
> professionals have their own scripts for everything :) ).

And another thing professionals consider is the scope of coverage. *If*
you want the widest application, you consider the tolls available on the
targets of your effort. If certain of those targets are unlikely to have
your preferred language on it, you can reduce your targets or choose a
language that is more likely to be available on your targets.

For widest possible coverage, something like bash should be considered.

> <snip>