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-- JamesThompson - 15 Feb 2002

No discussion or opinions? Should this be renamed to a TWikiVsOtherProducts? I've never used this one but evidently MartinCleaver has. wink

-- GrantBow - 13 Jan 2003

I actually got many download comments of people who are not satisfied with PhpWiki (mainly quality?) and are looking for alternatives.

-- PeterThoeny - 14 Jan 2003

To add to this (although I'm not sure this is quite the right place), has anyone considered TWikiOnPhp ? Basically an implementation of TWiki in PHP instead of Perl, that would contain the same functionality, and use the same data and template files.

I'm not suggesting that it should hold back TWiki, or even be feature complete at every release, but for those folk (which includes me) who know PHP well, but don't know Perl at all (I can grok it slowly), it would provide another base to customise.

I'm not trying to offend anyone here, or cause hysterics - just a thought, so please take it as such, and if you want to discuss it, open up the TWikiOnPhp topic.

-- MichaelKearns - 14 Jan 2003

This was originally intended just as a convenient way of linking to the PhpWiki site, since it has some interesting features.

As for TWikiOnPhp - the idea of rewriting TWiki in another language (e.g. Python, Java, etc) does come up periodically. The benefits of using another language are fairly unclear - for all its quirks, Perl is very powerful and quite nice to program in.

Since there are about 14,000 lines of code in TWiki, this would be a major undertaking - it is probably easier for anyone who prefers another language to join one of the many Wiki projects in that language and add to its feature set (PhpWiki is probably the leading PHP wiki). So you are welcome to suggest this, but I doubt that a rewrite will actually happen smile

PHP is actually quite close to Perl - have a look at http://www.theperlreview.com for an article this month that compares the two languages. Learning Perl is relatively easy for PHP programmers, particularly given the various resources at PerlTips, so you could just learn Perl and improve TWiki yourself...

-- RichardDonkin - 14 Jan 2003

JuanGrigera posted a PhpWikiToTWikiAddOn converter.

-- PeterThoeny - 03 May 2005

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