Subject: Re: Lisp versus Python or PHP for a web app
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2006 23:52:15 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Jonathon McKitrick <> wrote:
| It's a MySQL based application that will generate pdf reports based on
| user selections of various input record combinations.  To date, a
| similar app has been done in php, and the clients are happy with it.
| Would it be overkill to argue for Lisp in this case?

What is PHP using to generate the PDF reports? Is it calling
an external processing program? Remember that CL-PDF[1] or
CL-Typesetting[2] can run in the same Lisp image as your web
server, and not have to fork/exec a separate external process.
If that matters to you...


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