[NBLUG/talk] Perl vs other scripting methods

matt matt at cfxnetworks.com
Mon May 8 19:39:59 PDT 2006

Well the title is "Perl vs other scripting methods," and he wanted to do some 
scripting, and Perl vs. PHP was the first thing that came to mind. It wasn't 
that he wanted a comparison of Perl and PHP, it's that he wanted to get 
something done, and he asked how to do it, so I don't think recommending 
other scripting languages (Python, maybe Ruby if anyone likes it) was out of 

You are able to read and write Perl relatively seamlessly, but I think that 
for a beginner (which it sounds like he is), he will get a lot more done in a 
shorter amount of time with Python.

On Monday 08 May 2006 18:17, Walter Hansen wrote:
> Myself I was just confused when someone was asking about doing something
> in php or perl and suddenly Python was loudly thrown in as an aswer to my
> post of all things. I've never taken python, I have nothing against it. I
> just never had any need for it.
> _______________________________________________
> talk mailing list
> talk at nblug.org
> http://nblug.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/talk

matt at cfxnetworks.com

More information about the talk mailing list