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Re: Perl is dying

by Anonymous Monk
on May 03, 2008 at 02:45 UTC ( #684299=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl is dying

I've been a Perl developer for 8 years. I've seen a steady delcine in sales, and a steady increase in PHP's popularity. I have no doubt that Perl is no longer king. PHP, while it may not be as powerful with RegExps, is where the masses have moved to. Proof can be found in google. Results 1 - 10 of about 2,070,000 for perl script. (0.23 seconds) Results 1 - 10 of about 11,400,000 for php script. (0.11 seconds) PHP, accoring to google is 5 time more popular than perl. 2-3 years ago they were on par. 2-3 years before that Perl was 5 times more popular than PHP. In repsonse to comments about hacks, I'm sure there are many millions of PHP hacks also.

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Re^2: Perl is dying
by zby (Vicar) on May 03, 2008 at 11:27 UTC
    The question is why this happened and my answer is that while Perl hackers were so concentrated on scaling - meaning up-scaling - PHP took the world by concentrating on down-scaling.

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