Perl e-commerce?

Simon Wilcox essuu at
Wed Sep 14 20:14:03 BST 2011

On 14/09/2011 19:47, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> PHP is a thorough and effective solution to the following problem,
> which is also its main design goal:
> How can stupid people create poor-quality web sites cheaply?
> Turns out this is in high demand, due to the large quantity of both
> those things in the world.

I refer the honourable gentleman to Matt's Script Archive. It's easy to 
write crappy code in any language.

You do Perl a disservice with such mindless and ill-considered attacks.

PHP solved the problem of making web-based applications easy to install. 
Something that all the 'big brains' of Perl still haven't solved. Ease 
of installation leads to ease of adoption. Hence why PHP has hammered 
Perl into the ground for web apps.

These days it is just as possible to write a secure PHP application as 
it is to write an insecure Perl one.


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