On Mon, Jan 17, 2000 at 12:32:36PM +0000, Dave Wilson mentioned:
> > And it doesn't require a major rewrite of all those ACS pages for
> > interfacing with Aolserver? ;-) Even so I think that the cost of the db
> > is about $500.
> AOLserver's cross-platform compatibility is excellent. In my last
> job we took our directory (3000-odd sites, bigger than Doras) and
> ported it from AOLserver/Digital UNIX + Illustra as database to
> Linux 1.2.13 and some old Postgres as database. Plugged in a
> different driver, set up the database pool with the same name.
> Bang, it worked.
Ah. We aren't talking about AOLserver and another database. Check out the
Arsdigita Community System. ACS is a realy big "do-everything" website
backend. It makes heavy use of PlSQL (Oracle's proprietary Stored
Procedure extension). It's not that database-portable.
> Don't be misled by the name, it's a kick-ass server that once cost
> Tcl is a much better language for embedding into a server than
> either PHP or Perl.
Hmm. It's certainly faster. Though perl has an awful lot of extra little
things in it, for doing text processing. Granted, if you went to
Scriptics, and said "Could you add these to TCL?" they would most likely
say "Er. No. That's a silly idea".
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