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perl
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PHP
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44%
Pie!!!
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40%
 
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PHP or perl?

Post by Sparkfist » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:09 pm

Ok I have 2-3 weeks off from school and then really nothing important happening over this summer, might as well learn a new language.

Which of the two, PHP and perl, do you think I should invest my time learning?

And lets make something clear, I hardly know any HTML, so mixing PHP with that is not going to happen.
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Post by gannon » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:03 pm

Depends on what you want out of it. If you have java or c experience, php would be a piece of cake syntax wise, just gotta learn the ins and outs/quirks.
Not a huge fan of perl syntax, but it's better for non-web stuff I think.

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Post by Skyone » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:48 pm

Agreed with gannon, but PERL has some good/easy uses for accessing external web pages and storing external temporary cookies, etc.

Depends as always.

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Post by Electric Rain » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:30 pm

Well, I hear Perl is much harder... personally, I needed to learn PHP for Web design purposes, and I love it. There's nothing it can't do (that I need it to do)! :P Plus, it's integrated tightly with MySQL if you need databases...

But, Gannon's right; It really depends on what you want to do. PHP isn't very useful offline.
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Re: PHP or perl?

Post by Electric Rain » Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:29 pm

I prefer PHP too... even two years later... :|
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Re: PHP or perl?

Post by DK » Sat May 29, 2010 8:09 am

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Re: PHP or perl?

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Re: PHP or perl?

Post by Electric Rain » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:09 am

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