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Re: Seeker Of Perl Sympathy

by dave_the_m (Parson)
on Jan 09, 2005 at 00:36 UTC ( #420613=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Seeker Of Perl Sympathy

I think a lot of the "not suitable for large sites" stuff is them really saying "CGI not suitable" (quite right), and then assuming perl => CGI (wrong). As others have pointed out, mod_perl and a framework like mason enable large sites such as amazon.

Dave.


Comment on Re: Seeker Of Perl Sympathy
•Re^2: Seeker Of Perl Sympathy
by merlyn (Sage) on Jan 09, 2005 at 00:38 UTC
    And similar to this, because the only Perl they may have seen has been "poorly written Perl", they think it's not possible to write Perl well. Again, these large companies doing huge volumes of ecommerce with Perl are disproving that.

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
    Be sure to read my standard disclaimer if this is a reply.

Re^2: Seeker Of Perl Sympathy
by bradcathey (Prior) on Jan 09, 2005 at 13:32 UTC

    Teach! I've heard this comment about CGI before, but not sure what the downsides of CGI are (I use it in all my scripts accepting user form input). Enlighten, please. Thanks.


    —Brad
    "Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up." G. K. Chesterton
      Perl in a CGI environment usually means that the perl interpreters is started on each request. This isn't very efficient.

      mod_perl has a persistent perl environment available to serve the request which means there is no overhead for creating a process, compiling the code etc.

      /J

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