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Re: PHP (and Perl) at Yahoo!

by Mr. Muskrat (Canon)
on Oct 29, 2002 at 20:58 UTC ( #208874=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to PHP (and Perl) at Yahoo!

Why not Perl?
• Pros
– FreeBSD support and performance is great
– huge CPAN library
– we already use it for offline processing
• Cons
– There’s More Than One Way To Do It
– poor sandboxing, easy to screw up server
– wasn’t designed as web scripting language

Say what?

There's More Than One Way To Do It
This is a bad thing?

poor sandboxing, easy to screw up server
And it's not with PHP?

wasn’t designed as web scripting language
True, but Perl has a long history of being used in web applications.

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Re: Re: PHP (and Perl) at Yahoo!
by Mr. Muskrat (Canon) on Oct 29, 2002 at 21:04 UTC

    poor sandboxing, easy to screw up server
    And it's not with PHP?

    Any one who thinks that you can't screw up a server with PHP obviously hasn't tried many PHP based message boards...

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