On Thu, Feb 22, 2001 at 01:53:55PM +0000, Cormac McClean mentioned:
> What do you feel are the relative merits of Perl v.s PHP for inclusion
> in a course in Web application development (including database
> connectivity)? Which is more widely used currently, and is this likely
> to change in the future?
From the perspective of someone that's neither a perl nor a PHP genius,
but generally has to know enough to modify other peoples code....
Perl programmers should not be allowed to live.
Perl is evil. It's confusing. It's so easy to program badly in it.
> proposed because "it's big". It has the advantage that
> PHP is embedded in HTML, but otherwise I can't see any
> reason to select it over Perl.
stuff, it's perfect. If you are doing other stuff too, however...I'd say
teach PHP, Bash and TCL!
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-- Gandalf, paraphrasing the choice between Free and Non-free software
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