On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 12:49:34PM +0100, Niall O Broin mentioned:
> However, I'm concerned now with making a recommendation to an old friend. He
> knows neither Perl nor PHP but he does have plenty of clue, so which to
> suggest - Perl + CGI.pm (which I don't use, but I'm sure is the way to go
> for a Perl newbie) or PHP ? I've a suspicion that PHP is the answer,
> particularly for instant gratification, but I'd like comments from those
> who've used PHP more than I have.
PHP. Definitely. Paul here was looking at Perl from some shell scripting.
He'd not used PHP or perl before. As soon as he discovered the "default
variable", he retired the Perl manual, and got going with PHP. He was very
I'd concur - PHP is much simpler. Less stuff is implied etc.
When I say 'free', I mean 'free': free from bond, of chain or command:
to go where you will, even to Mordor, Saruman, if you desire. "
-- Gandalf, paraphrasing the choice between Free and Non-free software
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