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Perl vs PHP and the Futureby webchalkboard (Scribe)
|on Jun 20, 2007 at 17:30 UTC||Need Help??|
I used to be really into Perl and a major advocate, but I have to admit, that since taking a job almost 3 years ago now, my Perl use has slipped drastically, infact I don't think I've coded anything in Perl for almost 2 years, which is shocking because I love the language and all it's shortcut quirks.
The trouble is I'm a PHP person now really, I think it's a fantastic language with so much flexibility and support. The developer community is huge and with most applications these days being written in PHP, it makes plugging in other applications very easy.
I guess my query is, what's happened in the 2/3 years I've been away? Have there been advancements with the language? Will it ever take over PHP or has that particular battle been lost? I notice this website is exactly the same as it was 2 years ago too, hehe so I guess the web2.0 thing hasn't quite hit these dusty corridors (it's quite refreshing in some ways).
Anyway just thought I'd ask, sorry if this is a repeated question.
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