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

John Nouveaux john at nouveaux-solutions.com
Wed May 31 14:46:19 PDT 2006

At 1:39 PM -0700 5/31/06, Lincoln Peters wrote:
>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!).

I've not used the Perl DBI and am just beginning to use the PHP DBI 
interface. But from what I've seen so far, the PHP DBI interface 
seems pretty efficient (read, not a lot of code need be written to 
connect to and query/manipulate MySQL databases).

John Nouveaux

As you make your way through this hectic world of ours, set aside a few
minutes each day. At the end of the year, you'll have a couple of days
saved up.
     Age 7

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