Linked by Adam S on Wed 13th Jul 2005 12:53 UTC
General Development The Question: With the emergence of .NET, J2EE, Python, PHP, et. al, has Perl lost its niche as a scripting glue language? The Answer: Tim O'Reilly gives his two cents.
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RE[2]: perl
by Adam S on Wed 13th Jul 2005 14:05 UTC in reply to "RE: perl "
Adam S
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Perl is on par and can beat PHP when writing just a Web site.

That's ridiculous. What proof do you have? Simply that Slashdot is a larger site? I won't even get into the fact that Slashdot is super SLOW and often doesn't respond when I try to post, etc. Yahoo, on the other hand, has written huge sections of their site in PHP on FreeBSD, and they always seem to be speedy. Also, new big website, like say, Blogger, are written in Python, which was obviously chosen OVER Perl.

I have nothing against Perl at all, but I hate it when people make mass generalized statements like that.

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