August 10th, 2000, 11:40 AM
I studied Perl, PhP and some other languages but I can't decide wich will fill my needs best.
Wich is best to start with ?, which will dominate in the future ?, wich is fastest and most powerfull ?
My future will be in the Internet Programming zone, so this is a tricky question for me.
August 12th, 2000, 11:34 PM
Its pretty strange that even after learning just the basics of Perl and PHP that u have not been able to figure out the differences.
Perl and PHP are both diff. and have their own specialities..Its not possible 2 compare both of them.
Maybe u can compare C++ and Java cause they both are OO lang. and one can conclude that java will be the dominating lang.
but here in terms of Perl and PHP its pretty hard.
But on a conclusive point of view i think PHP.
More since its a Server-side scripting lang. while Perl is not....and any org. would prefer 2 have PHP (well org. are nowadays migrating from Perl 2 PHP) as it reduces the load over the web.
August 13th, 2000, 02:15 PM
Two reasons to use PHP....
1.) Reduce workload on server. Multiple Perl scripts running at the same time can run a server into the ground.
2.) PHP is an embedded language. You can put PHP directly into HTML code. With Perl the script must output the HTML (although I read somewhere that embedding Perl is now possible).
August 13th, 2000, 03:23 PM
So, I should prefer PhP ?.....
August 13th, 2000, 04:32 PM
Yes... But in all honestly I would learn both. Perl is still a powerhouse for developers
August 14th, 2000, 06:39 PM
For web programming, I love the way we can do in PHP, but since I learnt Perl before, I still like Perl.
To me, the more the better!
Oh, and at my school, I'm also learning Java (I hate OO programming in Perl!)
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August 22nd, 2000, 10:35 AM
Perl still has it's place but PHP is certainly more applicable 90% of the time in web applications. If you need to do a lot of customization to the apache server than mod_perl is still the way to go though.
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