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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
    • 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.)