PHPeveryWhere: Comparing PHP with Perl for Dynamic Web Pages
Jan 02, 2001, 20:29 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lim)
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"Talking about programming languages is like talking about wine.
Some people like dry, some like sweet. Some people love it, others
do not understand what the fuss is all about. Others don't drink --
wine could come from Mars for all they care."
"It's impossible to remain totally impartial about wine. It's
even worse when we talk about programming languages, particular
ones as popular as Perl and PHP. You just cannot be impartial, so I
have to admit that I like PHP better."
"Perl is one of the most useful programming languages ever
created. The email system I use at work is glued together by Perl
scripts. The regular expression support in Perl is the best in the
world. I have used Matt Wright's FormMail (who hasn't?) However for
generating web pages Perl has a lot of deficiencies compared to
PHP. Here's why...."