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Re: "cook-ebook" - Should I use Perl or PHP/MySQL?

by theorbtwo (Prior)
on Feb 05, 2003 at 10:00 UTC ( #232781=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to "cook-ebook" - Should I use Perl or PHP/MySQL?

As to PHP or Perl, the answer is to use the language that you're most comfortable writing it in. I suspect that's Perl.

As to it being beyond your technical expertise, I think you're overestimating how hard it will be. Consider using text files in some sort of standardized format, rather then going full-out, and using a database.


Good luck with your project -- it sounds like a good one. Difficult enough to strech your skills, without being too difficult to be approachable. Most importantly, somthing you have actual use for.

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by elp (Novice) on Feb 06, 2003 at 07:02 UTC

    I'm assume that you are planning some kind of web interface.

    I think that for most web based projects PHP is usually much simpler and the libraries you need are built in compared with perl where you would have to download and install them.

    PHP is built from the ground up for producing web pages. I find web based stuff usually takes a fraction of the time to do in PHP than perl.

    If you later decide to make the page public their are litterally hundreds of ISP's where your code will run without any alteration. A perl based solution would be A LOT MORE work.

    On the other hand if it's not web based then perl is a few million times better.

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