|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
The ONE way of the Web Pageby mdupont (Scribe)
|on Nov 01, 2001 at 01:52 UTC||Need Help??|
Oh Monks, I have long meditated on the zen of the eval and the code block and found the falsness of being, the shell of the reality and the illusion of self. I have long pondered the meaning of the if and the true zen of it all.
I have refrained from posting my illusions to you, and have seen them as such, I have long thought about the meaning of the print statment and I have found it out!
Perlmonks, your Time is running out! Every day we are collecting points and xp, and every day we are getting older and life is not getting better because of our XP!
We have to transend the pure XP Greed, and rise above our mere beings, and see the real meaning of it all.
It is very hard when pressed with the horror of the 11 of september to talk about sitting under a bohdi tree and meditation on the illusion of reality, we have real problems here at hand.
One of the biggest XP monsters is windows XP, and I mean it. We will all register with the XP police and have them control our computers. Pretty soon we will all be running webservices and be .NET compliant. And we wont ever remember the days when we could have made a difference.
Why is it that people love visual basic versus perl? Because VB gives you the one WAY to do things, the microsoft way. You can create you web sites this one way and all things will work, well in perl you have many ways. there are many ways to create a web page, to talk to a database to register a user and to create a database table.
We are plagued by the many way because our energy is diverted into many areas, it is weakend by the lost effort in supporting many different ways of doing things.
Here is my challenge to all you perl monks, gurus and wizards :
What is the ONE BEST way to query a database table and display it as a web page?
What is the ONE BEST way to identify a user?
What is the ONE BEST way to create a web page? from the database that was connected to from the users id
What is the ONE BEST way to edit a database record? from the web page that was queried from the database and displayed as html
What is the ONE BEST way to query a database? and build the query using funky QBE stuff
We need solid recommendations from all the perl monks, we need to have a path for the weak and the unexperienced so that they will not go the dark path of the XP.
Please tell me your best knowledge and experience so that we may make a perl web server distribution to show people that perl can also support the ONE WAY as well as the many.