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Friday October 18, 2002
09:37 AM

where is mod_perl in this article?

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From the mod_perl list, see a clueless or hidden agenda article that basically says "Perl is dead, long live Java and PHP". Completely ignoring mod_perl and the CPAN, which hits every one of their concerns head on.

Which is odd, because the site itself is run on mod_perl. Ironically, when I signed up to make a comment, I got a page of HTML that included a URL redirect of Apache::Cookie=HASH(0xNNNNN)!


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  • I still have it in my browser though, and here's the content of it:

    Developer's Dilemma: Perl vs. PHP

    By Mike Martin
    NewsFactor Network
    October 18, 2002

    PHP development tools -- optimizers, debuggers, code frameworks and class libraries -- are freely available, and PHP interfaces well with other enterprise programs, according to executives.

    Perl -- the programmer's putty that helps paste together disparate Web technologies -- may be in a jam, threatened by obsolescence and an eager replacement patiently waiti
    • Why the heck did he ask the CTO of a Stanford professor's gaming company?
    • So it's a "general purpose" language that "dynamic, personalized home pages on the Web". That's wonderful. I suppose if I want to write, say, a Point of Sale application in PHP with a graphical interface and that talks to a serial printer and a card reader, I can do it with a home page! hooray!

      (I'm aware of command line PHP. I just like seeing apparent cognitive dissonance from interviewees.)

    • the needs Perl addresses are very specific

      PHP, on the other hand, creates "dynamic, personalized home pages on the Web,"

      What planet are you from? Perl is very specific, and PHP counters that by ... making web pages?

      Perl -- the programmer's putty that helps paste together disparate Web technologies

      Ah, now I see where you're coming from. You don't really have a clue at all as to what I use Perl for, do you?

      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers