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Re^5: Curious about Perl's strengths in 2018

by RonW (Parson)
on Apr 16, 2018 at 22:53 UTC ( #1213028=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Curious about Perl's strengths in 2018
in thread Curious about Perl's strengths in 2018

Perl should have definitely trounced PHP. Oh well.

From what I recall reading, years ago, it was because Perl trounced PHP that PHP took over the web.

What I recall was that server operators were supposedly dealing with more problems caused by novice Perl programmers than by problems caused by PHP programmers. This lead them to decide that PHP's limitations were a benefit, not a liability. This then caused hosting providers to limit access to Perl by charging extra for it, or even just not allowing it's use.

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Re^6: Curious about Perl's strengths in 2018
by Crosis (Beadle) on Apr 23, 2018 at 06:54 UTC

    What a terrible outcome. I wonder if people involved regret it.

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