PHPeverywhere: Comparing PHP with Perl for Dynamic Web Pages

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jan 5, 2001


"It's impossible to remain totally impartial about wine. It's even worse when we talk about programming languages, particular ones as popular as Perl and PHP. You just cannot be impartial, so I have to admit that I like PHP better."

"Perl is one of the most useful programming languages ever created. The email system I use at work is glued together by Perl scripts. The regular expression support in Perl is the best in the world. I have used Matt Wright's FormMail (who hasn't?) However for generating web pages Perl has a lot of deficiencies compared to PHP. ..." It's impossible to remain totally impartial about wine. It's even worse when we talk about programming languages, particular ones as popular as Perl and PHP. You just cannot be impartial, so I have to admit that I like PHP better.

"... If you are a Perl expert, Perl probably is the best software for generating dynamic HTML because you can leverage all your experience and do work quickly."

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