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    I have a major project that I have just started on contract. It has the same idea as x-drive.com
    Is is best to use PHP or Perl. I was kinda leaning on both. Please help.
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    That depends.

    Most applications can be developed just fine using PHP. Perl is a more powerful tool than PHP but that doesn't mean it's the better tool. Compare a sledge hammer (Perl) to a claw hammer (PHP). I wouldn't want to try to knock down a retaining wall with a claw hammer, but I sure wouldn't want to drive a nail with a sledge hammer.

    PHP is nimbler, easier and quicker both to learn and implement. If you're a contractor and your client hasn't specified which language to use than use PHP where you can (almost everywhere) and Perl where you need to (maybe nowhere).
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    That is upto you which program you prefer to do this work.Since you are in a learning stage,i would suggest you to do that in php.Php would be very easy for you.


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    I ment leaning on using both, not learning both. I have done many other projects. Anyhow, thanks for the advice.

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