On 12 Dec 2006, at 14:30, Ciaran Johnston wrote:
> Kae Verens said:
>> my personal opinion is that Perl would be more important than
>> Bash, as
>> Perl can then also be easily used for CGI if the sysadmin decides
>> to go
>> in that direction.
>> There are better languages than Perl for web development (for which
> a new
> process must be spawned for each incoming connection IIRC - at
> least in
> Apache 1.3). PHP, anyone? :)
This has NOTHING to do with the language, and everything to do with
the way in which the language is most often used i.e. as a cgi
application. You could equally well use php for cgi applications -
would php then become a bad language for web applications? [OK - php
is already a bad language, but if you don't believe that . . . ] If
the overhead of cgi processing is a problem, there are a number of
ways to alleviate that e.g. mod_perl, fastcgi etc.
In the context of the original topic, I'd suggest that perl is a much
more valuable language for a sysadmin to learn than PHP.
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