Thanks for the tip Robby! (on my way I even found a soap pear package but that's an other story...)
I had a look at it, but it works only with php5, and I'm hosted on php4. So even if I can use it locally I won't be able to use it on line.
So I'm back at my starting point.....

My question was has somebody here ever done an "hybrid" application, with perl and php? Is there a way of doing it without going through the "system" command? If not how can I ensure the security of that call? Is there something obvious here that I'm missing?

Thanks for any help.

From: Robby Russell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: mel list_php <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
CC: php-db@lists.php.net
Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] php/other language (perl)
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 06:22:17 -0800

On Wed, 2005-02-23 at 10:54 +0000, mel list_php wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm used to work with php/MySQL, and have developped a web app in php.
> As I'm working on biological applications, I would like to use some of the
> BioPerl features.
> My first idea was calling perl through php (system command). But I'm
> wondering about the security issues, as some data (for example sequences)
> will be entered by my users, and I don't really know if safe_mode can help
> me here.
> My second idea was to make a kind of hybrid application, keeping the php
> structure that is already implemented and adding just some pages in perl.
> I don't know if this is possible, first to use the both at the same time,
> then they both will have to connect to the database.
> Does anybody here has any experience of that kind of thing or could point me
> to a doc?
> Thanks a lot.

Try this perhaps: http://pecl.php.net/package/perl

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