OT: 'best' dynamic language

Cliff Wells cliff at develix.com
Mon Apr 21 02:35:02 MSD 2008

On Sun, 2008-04-20 at 23:35 +0200, Aleksandar Lazic wrote:
> Hi,
> due the fact that here are a lot of peoples who care about fast and
> light environments so I just ask ;-)
> What do YOU think is the 'best (smallest/fastest/easiest)' language to
> develop a dynamic website?
> The requirements are:
> MySQL requests (insert/update/delete)

This is OT, but I'd highly recommend PostgreSQL over MySQL for any

> Generate HTML-Files with templates => static files
> Work with nginx ;-)

I don't think these aspects will be affected by language choice.

> As small as possible mem and cpu usage => efficient interpreter

I personally use Python.  I don't consider Python the "best" language by
any stretch of the imagination (in fact, it's a really bad language in a
couple key aspects), but it's a *practical* language.  It's mature, it
has extensive libraries, the interpreter is rock-solid.  There's several
nice web frameworks to select from.  If you care about getting work done
versus doing the coolest thing possible at every moment, you can't go
wrong with Python.  

As far as "light", I'd consider Python about average in this regard. 


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