in reply to CGI and mod_perl vs PHP vs ruby on rails

There is no comparison between Perl and PHP.

Perl is a general purpose computer language whereas PHP only works (and badly in my opinion) within the realm of dynamic web-site programming.

I have never used Ruby, so I cannot comment, but here is short comparison between Perl and Ruby.

I have been told that Catalyst is inspired by Ruby on Rails, but is (of course) much better!


A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James