Exploring the deeper meaning of Perl

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Thu May 18 18:38:39 CDT 2000

>>>>> "Rob" == Rob Bloodgood <robb at empire2.com> writes:

Rob> Why?
Rob> Can you explain/suggest why Mason is better than, say, ePerl or HTML::Embperl?
Rob> They all do *about* the same thing.

HTML::Embperl is for web-designers-turned-active-page-scripters.
HTML::Mason is for programmers-turned-programmable-web-page-hackers

They both cover similar problem spaces, but Mason gives you more of the power
in exchange for taking a little more of the responsibility.

Here's a quick check to tell which one of those will work:

        If you ever feel the need to "edit" your pages with "an HTML
        editor", pick HTML::Embperl.

Trust me on this test.  It's pretty accurate. :)

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