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From "Octavian Rasnita" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] [OT] Apache and PHP/MP
Date Thu, 03 Nov 2005 15:06:53 GMT
From: "Joshua Kogut" <>

> Again guys, I said that you've sold me to try perl again, but there is
> something in Php that I just can't say, something that drags me to it.

May I try to say what I think you like in PHP?

You can create static html files, or even modify some already created html
files, and with a short simple code can make them dynamic. This is not a way
for creating great professional sites, but it may happen often.
This is a little harder to do with perl.

You can create crypted programs which you can sell to the customers without
giving them the code of the program and this is not possible with perl.

You can just use a functional style specifying just the function_name()
without specifying the package for very many functions, and the interface
for using most functions is very simple. Not very complex but very simple
for simple things.
(This is a reason I don't like PHP, because I cannot remember thousands of
functions and what library offer them, and I like more cryptic but shorter

Another reason you might like PHP is that it doesn't offer too many options,
and you don't need to learn, test and see which one is the best for your
program because you have a single option and that's all.
Of course, in perl you could learn and use a single option, but you will
remain unsatisfied because you might remember that there are many other
options and maybe you haven't used the best of them.


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