On Saturday 16 August 2003 8:44, O'K Web Design wrote:
> Hi Mark
> 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
I have yet to come upon data handling that I can do in Perl that I can't do in
PHP. PHP is pretty robust in that area. The biggest advantage to Perl that
I see is that there are more libraries and such available for Perl, but the
PHP community is working on that.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark Healey" <mylist@stripped>
> To: <mysql@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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