Better Perl

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Sun Apr 13 09:08:44 BST 2008

Simon Wilcox wrote:
> 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.

Interesting. So it might become nearly as useful as Perl? ;)

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