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Scripting Languages

2001-04-23 13:34:13+00 by ebradway 0 comments

I know it was on Slashdot a few days ago, but this article comparing PHP, Perl and Java for server-side scripting from IBM looks like a great overview of the differring technologies. I especially like the conclusion:

On the other hand, Perl makes a lot of things weirder. It's a simple language to learn, once you can get past the culture shock. PHP has removed much of the quirkiness from Perl, but in the process it has lost just a little of the power. Java makes the hard things easier, especially since a lot of them have already been done and can be included or inherited efficiently. But it also makes some of the easy things a bit harder than perhaps they should be.

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