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ONLamp: $lamp =~ /^Linux,s*Apache,s*MySQL,P(?:hp|ython|erl[56])$/

May 30, 2006, 22:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Curtis Poe)

"LAMP technologies traditionally include Linux, Apache, MySQL, and, by happy coincidence, one of three 'P' languages: PHP, Python or Perl. Of course, this is changing a bit. Many folks have long preferred PostgreSQL over MySQL because prior to MySQL 4.1 (or 5, depending upon your point of view), MySQL was pretty much a sophisticated toy, but LAPP probably doesn't sound as cool. Others prefer Ruby to Python, PHP and Perl, but prior to Rails, many folks assumed that switching to Ruby wouldn't be a good career move.

"But the question that some folks wonder about is whether or not Perl6 will take its place along the 'P' languages..."

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