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PHPeveryWhere: Comparing PHP with Perl for Dynamic Web Pages

Jan 02, 2001, 20:29 (5 Talkback[s])
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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...."

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