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You can refute the speed argument with the excellent mod_perl for Apache. And be sure to bring up the concept of having different namespaces when talking about PHP.
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Re^2: Another prediction of Perl's demise
by hardburn (Abbot) on Nov 25, 2004 at 04:10 UTC

    PHP5 fixes a lot of issues, including namespaces. In fact, my personal checklist of things that annoy me about PHP compared to Perl are pretty much taken care of in PHP5. Now I just have annoyances that I can't quite articulate.

    "There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.

      Well that's good to hear (at least from a nonbiased standpoint ; ). I will admit that after first comparing Perl and PHP, I've never really given PHP a fair shot again.

      In fact, my personal checklist of things that annoy me about PHP compared to Perl are pretty much taken care of in PHP5.

      Should you wish a free refill for your personal checklist, have a look at http://tnx.nl/php and documents linked from there.

      Juerd # { site => 'juerd.nl', plp_site => 'plp.juerd.nl', do_not_use => 'spamtrap' }

Re^2: Another prediction of Perl's demise
by Your Mother (Archbishop) on Nov 25, 2004 at 07:25 UTC

    And don't forget fastcgi which isn't nearly as deep as mod_perl but, if I'm correctly informed, is even faster for vanilla CGI.