I want to add my 2 cents if I may!

Mignon is right, if you don't use mod_perl, you will find that you'll slow
your webserver to snail pace when PERL scripts are Requested.


Luke Woollard
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know
peace." -- Jimi Hendrix

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, 21 March 2003 3:31 PM
Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] compare php and perl

On 20 Mar 2003 at 12:43, Mignon Hunter wrote:

> Can anyone out there compare these two using with mysql and web apps -

Well you've got a few good responses on this so I'll just add a bit.

If you do Perl you really *ought* to do mod_perl. It not only gives
you all the speed of PHP if not more, it gives you control of
apache. You can intercept the apache request phases with mod_perl.

One, imho, major reason for choosing PHP is for the ease of
application deployment. It is ever so much easier to deploy PHP apps
than Perl apps (unless the Perl app is written as a very plain cgi
and uses no or few CPAN modules, extropia is an example). Of course a
lot of the apps written in PHP drive me nuts and I don't use them but
with Smarty and a more OO approach you can develop some apps that are
easy to debug and evolve.  If you choose PHP be sure to visit
pear.php.net and smarty.php.net

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go
-- Philip K. Dick

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