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Re: [SLUG] PHP vs Perl security.
- To: djzort@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] PHP vs Perl security.
- From: Conrad Parker <conradp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Oct 26 18:00:51 2000
- Cc: Michael Lake <Mike.Lake@xxxxxxxxxx>, slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
On Thu, Oct 26, 2000 at 02:40:20PM +1100, Dean Hamstead wrote:
> Perl is also a language in and of itself. I can write gtk apps
> for example, even just CLI stuff.
> I usually use this to update stuff on my pages that doesnt need
> to be out of the database every time, news for example. Event
> driven, but events outside the web environment.
> I dont think php can do this =)
this is a big advantage. With Perl, the system you write has access
to all the other hundreds of Perl modules that exist so you can
very easily build systems that email people and update other systems
and whatever else is useful, and happen to give it a web interface;
whereas with PHP you're pretty much limiting yourself to writing a
embperl could be worth looking at, apparently you use it like PHP
(scripting embedded in html, not the other way around as for CGI) but
the scripting language is perl.