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Re: Are we obsessed with CGI?

by tmiklas (Hermit)
on Apr 16, 2002 at 19:48 UTC ( #159610=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Are we obsessed with CGI?

Obsession? No - it's not an obsession! Perl is not CGI-only language (but i know that there are people out there who want others to think that way).

What Perl really is (IMHO):
  1. Culture
  2. Community
  3. Technology
  4. *something* that we enjoy
What Perl is not (IMHO):
  1. It's not another Web plug-in
  2. It's not ment to be Web utility (even if it is used this way)
  3. It's not to be underestimated (!!!)
What do i use perl for?! Most important - management utilities, remote administration and monitoring, data gathering and analysis. Less important - common system tasks (fining files, etc) and managing my Web servers (dynamic content with DBI and some base web-utils).
Although i often do some CGI scripting and (yes, yes) i do it with perl, becouse it's efficient and simple. I have many small scripts (~90++, and about 1/4 of them are cgi's) to do the dirty work for me.

Conclusion: I know some basic rules about Java programming, even sometimes use PHP (if i really have to), but i can't do anything about one thing... Perl fits best to *all* of my needs (computer/software related of course) ;->

Greetz, Tom.

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