I can only tell you about my experience from the Perl side of things.
The integration to the database is great and the amount of things you can do
with the data once you get it in the script is the biggest bonus. My
feeling is that a combination of the two would probably be the best. Any
pages that just list your records, I would build in PHP. Any that involve
handling the data before output, I would use Perl. Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Healey" <mylist@stripped>
Sent: August 16, 2003 1:17 AM
Subject: PHP or Perl?
> As part of my own learning mysql project I'm planning to build
> databases for all my books and DVD's. Stephen Hawking is probably
> a better typist than I am so I plan to use barcodes to get the info
> ,taking the information from various web sites.
> People tell me that PHP is THE way to do database work with mysql.
> The thing is, I'm familiar with Perl and it has all kinds of neat
> string manipulation stuff and LWP.
> Does PHP have comprable libraries (especially LWP) and how difficult
> is it to move from Perl.
> I hope I don't start a relegious war here I just want some advice.
> Mark Healey
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