[oak perl] Requests for Advise: Perl CGI or PHP?
zed.lopez at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 23:27:22 PST 2005
With the sole exception of an application to be distributed to users
in hosted environments, which tend to have mod_php installed a lot
more often than mod_perl, I don't consider PHP to be a reasonable
choice for anything -- it's a godawful mess of a language that manages
to take pretty much all of Perl's flaws and magnify them a
thousandfold. Now that my bias is on the table, you could do what you
want with either.
How well do you know each? The learning curve is probably a little
shallower with PHP, but if you already have a working knowledge of
Perl, you'll have no problem learning what you need. Last I was
looking for a job, PHP was a more salable skill (if career development
is a consideration.) But I think Perl is fun, and PHP is evil.
So pick whichever catches your fancy -- like I said, either could
manage your website, and you're not likely to find any issues in this
domain where one becomes suddenly clearly superior.
On 11/27/05, Eugene <eugene at metaart.org> wrote:
> I'm thinking of upgrading my personal website,
> mostly to make it easier to maintain.
> I want to do this upgrade now while the site is small.
> Initially, I'll likely focus on
> header information and navigation.
> I'm considering using either Perl CGI or PHP
> as the basis for my upgrade.
> Later, I don't know exactly what I'll want to do.
> However, whatever I do will likely be simple.
> For example, I do not expect to need to interface
> with a database.
> == Requests <<<<<<
> (1) I'd appreciate your thoughts on
> whether Perl CGI and PHP are reasonable choices.
> (2) If you feel they are reasonable choices,
> I'd appreciate any insights
> that might assist me in choosing between them.
> P.S. So far, there's not much on my site,
> though, at least, there are no under construction signs.
> If you feel it would be useful to look at what I've created so far,
> there is a link to my personal site
> in my profile on the Oakland.pm site.
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