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NewsFactor: Developer's Dilemma: Perl or PHP?

Nov 11, 2002, 11:30 (30 Talkback[s])
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"Speed, quality, price. Pick two. You have no doubt heard that mantra before, but PHP and Perl offer all three.

"The question is, how do you choose between the two programming languages, which are both insanely popular for Web development?

"Perl has been around much longer than PHP, and is by all accounts more flexible. In fact, PHP actually started out as a Perl application and was designed specifically for Web work. Perl is not specifically tailored to working with Web sites, but it has other advantages..."

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