[NBLUG/talk] I hate perl. :-)

Lincoln Peters sampln at sbcglobal.net
Wed May 31 13:39:21 PDT 2006

I'm surprised that, in the 2 days or so since this discussion began, 
nobody has made reference to the virtues of the Perl DBI 
<http://dbi.perl.org/>.  In the database class I took this Spring at 
SSU, I figure that the entire mess of JSP and Java code I had to write 
for my front-end application could have been done in less than 100 lines 
of Perl code.

Although to be fair, I've been told that there is now a DBI for PHP, 
which could reduce the amount of code even further, but I haven't tried 
to use it (I need to learn PHP first!).

(Why would anyone use JSP over Perl or PHP?  I don't know; I've heard 
arguments that JSP is faster, but the way I see it, if you're trying to 
justify the use of anything based on Java for reasons of performance, 
then something is horribly wrong!)

Lincoln Peters
<sampln at sbcglobal.net>

Beware of computerized fortune-tellers!

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