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Re: [vox-tech] Uses for Perl



WOW, 4 13 hr. night shifts in a row will make you
think PHP is Python, hmmm... now I need to figure out
why the commands I am typing on my keyboard are not
pointing the spaceship back towards earth...
ERic (orbiting at about 200 miles out)

--- Eric <unix4eric@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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).
> ERic
> --- 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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