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Re^3: Perl and London Broil: The future of computing magic?

by TGI (Vicar)
on Feb 03, 2009 at 01:58 UTC ( #740876=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Perl and London Broil: The future of computing magic?
in thread Perl and London Broil: The future of computing magic?

On cheap/free hosts it is a pain in the ass to get the various modules you need installed.

Even worse, there is no easy way to cross compile your modules your own modules. So if your host does not give you access to a compiler, many modules are impossible to use.

There is often no easy way to see what modules are available on your hosting provider. So portability between providers is unsure.

In practice, it is easier to get PHP working and move it from place to place.

Since there are 306,127 different module distributions for template handling, can rely on your module of choice being installed on your next hosting provider?

The core of the problem: As a skilled Perl programmer, it was easier for me to learn enough PHP to get a quick site together than it was to negotiate with the hosting provider to get a decent Perl kit. How much worse would the trade-off be for someone who didn't already know Perl?


TGI says moo


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