Gavin Henry wrote:
Me too :)
Python is different not necessarily better.
Because Perl rocks!
have a look at tk at cpan
Another plus over many other languages. Perl has many advantages over
1) Its readily available in most systems as its alreayd installed.
2) Its capable of any task any other language is
3) It can be run persistantly or as part of apache as needed but is not
4) If it is part of apache and you expand its functionality by adding a
module you don't break apache half the time like another bloated
language who name I won't say (its initials are PHP ;p)
It is mature, that is one thing that makes it great, less "oh crap
upgrade to 4.3.8 or you're server is vulnerable" like the other
unmentionable language I hinted at earlier.
Yes you are padawan. One thing that makes other languages appeal to
people is;t anythgin to do with the language itself. Rather its the
developers and there wise use of nice design. For example, phpbb is an
excellent forum. There are tons of other forums that have the same
functionality but it just looks slick so people just use it.
Of course the point being is that its html and css that make people
choose it, not PHP.
With perl, we seem to tend toward, "here';s how you do that" and not put
much into the presentation (IE html/css, etc) and therefore it *looks*
clunkier on the outside.
So lets all keep using Perl and make it look nice so it sells!!!
No woriies :)
Lee.M - JupiterHost.Net