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Re: Fuel for the Perl vs PHP fire

by themage (Friar)
on Dec 14, 2006 at 12:40 UTC ( [id://589810] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Fuel for the Perl vs PHP fire


Before anything else I would like to say that I'm a Perl Programer, and that Perl is my elected language. I'm expecting Perl6, and code handreds of Perl lines every day.

However, I know also enought PHP to see that NOW, PHP have things where it beats Perl. Let's be realists:
  • PHP 5 object syntax is VERY good;
  • There are thousands of complete aplications in PHP, ready to use;
  • Almost every hosting solution suports PHP;
  • Everyone thinks PHP is easy to learn, so everyone try it.

On the other hand:
  • PHP don't have scope;
  • Most aplication are direct to the point, and most are not easy to adapt to a similar (but not equal) situation
  • Secutiry in PHP is weak
  • Almost all PHP newbies could be Perl newbies if it was Perl that everyone thoght it was simple
  • We are (all?) grateful it isn't, this way Perl code is more secure, more complete and more flexible

But, any way, I think we need more aplication written in Perl, specially ready to use aplications (specially for web, where We have very good resources/workbases, like ModPerl, Catalyst, Mason, and a lot of others).

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