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  The PHP Scalability Myth
Subject:   Perl is so much better than PHP or Java
Date:   2003-10-21 12:54:13
From:   chicks
Arguing about the performance or maintainability of PHP versus Java is just an argument about the "also rans". As someone who has developed applications in all three languages that people were quite satisfied with I can't imagine why people still spend their time beating their heads against the limitations of java and php. There's this really pleasant world over here known as Perl where people share buckets of code and oh, it runs circles around the also rans. But arguing about performance in the golden days of Moore's Law is laughable - what about whether it's fun!? Hmm?
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  • Perl is so much better than PHP or Java
    2003-11-03 05:03:12  anonymous2 [View]

    well BLESS my little objects!
  • Perl?
    2003-10-29 11:54:27  anonymous2 [View]

    Funny you should mention perl in a post where you name performance a virtue.
    For the mission-/performance-critical applications, there's no excuse not to write them in C anyways (no, being lazy doesn't count).
    On a sidenote, any aspiring programmer should learn the mother of all programminglanguages. For tearing down language barriers it is unsurpassed, and for speed, performance and possibilities it meets its match only in the troublesome assembler code.
    Oh, and incidentally, there's quite a few buckets of free C-code around as well, including a dozen or so operating systems (which I don't think will be rewritten in perl any time soon).