Where to start ....
For a pure web system, I would recommend PHP. It is smaller, faster and
interfaces better with apache. This was its design goal.
For a non web system, it has to be PERL.
For a mixed system, I would again favour Perl, due to its flexibilty and
I am currently working on a system with a few friends and we have chosen to
write it in Perl. The prototype was written in Php, and was well received,
but the production copy had to move to perl. We had so much code that we had
to duplicate between web and backend systems, that Perl was the only viable
option. The code uses several libraries, accessed from modperl, cgi and
standalone perl apps.
Finally, the standard interface that Perl offers for databases, DBI, makes
writing MySQL/Perl applications much easy.
I hope this helps
On Saturday 16 August 2003 06:17, Mark Healey wrote:
> 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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