[fpc-pascal] CGI (with Free Pascal) vs PHP

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Tue Mar 6 13:39:38 CET 2007

Op Tue, 6 Mar 2007, schreef Jonas Maebe:

> On 6 mrt 2007, at 13:16, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> > > PHP does not in any way burden a modern web server, at least when
> > > used
> > > as an apache module. My test server at work has 128MB of RAM and only
> > > occasionally does it slow down noticably, typically when MySQL is
> > > working on a particularly ugly join. In my experience, the speed of
> > > well written  PHP is indistinguishable from the speed of the same
> > > static HTML, as long as you leave out any database interaction (and
> > > Pascal of course would have database interaction as well).
> > 
> > Well. Since we switched to Mantis (PHP based, Apache module) for the
> > bug-tracker, we have nothing but problems with the webserver.
> Well, he explicitly mentioned the problem that Mantis has: we use it in
> combination with MySQL (I don't even know if it supports another database),
> and Mantis does a lot of joins (don't know if they are ugly though).

That is not the real problem with Mantis. Mantis views a database record 
as an object with methods and fields. If you modify a field the record is 
retrieved from the database and stored again.

So, during a page request hundreds of queries can get executed, instead of 
requesting all data for the page at once, Mantis uses one query per 


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