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RE: How many different programming languages have you programmed in within the last month?

by ncw (Friar)
on Sep 02, 2000 at 21:52 UTC ( #30886=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How many different programming languages have you programmed in within the last month?

I make it my policy to learn a new programming language every month or two! This month it is PHP. If I didn't know perl I'd be really excited about it, but PHP is like perl without all the exciting bits.

The good thing about PHP is the ISAPI implementations of it which run as well as mod_perl or perhaps better but without any of the hassle of mod_perl (like conflicting name spaces, my variable hassle, working out exactly when mod_perl will reload your code etc...)

Don't misunderstand me though, I still think perl rocks! mod_perl is brilliant too, just a little quirky ;-)


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RE: RE: How many different programming languages have you programmed in within the last month?
by merlyn (Sage) on Sep 02, 2000 at 21:55 UTC
    {...} without any of the hassle of mod_perl (like conflicting name spaces, my variable hassle, working out exactly when mod_perl will reload your code etc...)
    Uh, those are all the hassles about Apache::Registry, just one of the many ways to use mod_perl, and in fact one of the most primitive and kludgy. Once you get out of babystep mode, and start using real tools like HTML::Mason or HTML::EmbPerl, you'll find that using these higher level tools makes mod_perl pretty much as easy to use as PHP, and you won't top out in what you're able to do with it.

    As I've said before here... PHP is "training wheels without the bicycle". Use it if mod_perl isn't available, but if you have a choice, learn something with power rather than scaffolding.

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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