Better Perl

Simon Wilcox essuu at
Fri Apr 11 16:47:24 BST 2008

Jonathan Peterson wrote:
> Make of it what you will. Most interesting I thought was his belief that 
> people who previously would have written off PHP were now attempting to 
> use it, but to use it like a proper language.

I was talking to the CTO of a supplier/partner of ours t'other day and 
found that their backend messaging system which handles a *lot* of 
traffic is written in php but doesn't serve a single web page.

He gave the same answer I gave when asked about choosing perl - because 
it's what we know and could do the job fast enough.

If php6 does turn out to be a "proper" language then it may start to 
threaten in non-web areas.


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