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Re: [vox-tech] Uses for Perl
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Re: [vox-tech] Uses for Perl

I don't know a whole lot of either language, but I
hear for larger projects Python is great (and actually
much more suitable/scaleable than Perl), for quick and
dirty type tasks (sysadmin stuff) Perl can't be beat.
I guess it depends on if you want to be more of a
programmer (Python) or a *nix Sys Admin (Perl). Java
is fairly hot also and is being used in a lot of
industrial strength middleware, if I have my facts
straight... (and just to muddy the waters a bit).
--- Geoffrey Herteg <gherteg@valinux.com> wrote:
> Jeff,
>       PERL is quite useful for support scripts, database
> importing, automation of tasks, and other various
> things that the modern duct tape of interpreted
> languages (well, I guess Python too) can do.
>       I'd recommend learning both.  If you have to limit
> yourself to just one buzzword language then I guess
> PHP might be a good choice, but the two will
> compliment each other well in the end...
> -- Geoffrey
> begin  Jeff Lambert quotation:
> > I know Perl is widly used for various tasks but
> I'm wondering if it is worth
> > learning now that there are other languages like
> PHP.  Can anyone give me some
> > things that Perl can do that PHP can't?

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