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this post freaks me out.
it wreaks like propaganda. It doesn't seem posted for discussion.
anybody else smell microsoft? am i way off? I know I know.. microsoft doesn't do php.. yadda yadda.. read into it
personally I started coding basic, then logo.. then.. and then i did some php- and if i had read this post at that time, i may have thought there was some substance to it... "php is better then perl" - makes me shivver- it's like saying bananas are far superior to coconuts- what th...?? So that's what freaks me out- that a total newbie would not know otherwise.
perl is a more robust language, it has a steeper learning curve- it is harder to learn. Perl is more "strict" in your syntax- it can be frustrating at first.
These two things that appear for one at first- the learning curve, the stricter flow of a program- these things also manifest themselves as virtues rather quickly...
if you follow directions, perl will allow you less room for stupidity, security holes, impossible to figure out bugs.
and then, my favourite thing about perl; it's simply poetry.
if you want a program to run a website- sure.. php. If you want to write a program that wakes you up in the morning, tells you where you left your favourite t-shirt, brings you coffee to bed, warms up your socks and gives you head on call, then perl.