Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I've been programming perl for 10 years now and I'm set to start a major project for the company I work for.

I'd like to do it in perl, but my boss would like php. Ideally, I'd like to choose the language that would be best for the project. If I really want to do it in perl, he'll let me.

Obviously, this site is geared toward the perl gurus -- but seriously, are there advantages over doing it in php over perl? Which is more secure?

Will I have a difficult time since I've done almost no php?

The project is a simple web-iterface that takes in data, stores it in a mysql database. There is also an bidding/auction section to the site.