perl out of date?

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  1. #1
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    perl out of date?

    im busy trying to learn a bit of perl, and all i keep hearing is that i should use ASP...whats wrong with perl?!?

    i am under the impression that ASP is just for IIS which is the quite possibly the worst server out there....

    anyways am i wasting my time? should i move on to something else?

  2. #2
    str34m3r
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    Perl is most definitely not an outdated language. It's still used on a very large number of pages out there and I know a lot of people that are still writing new perl code every day. Each language just has its own specialties. Perl may not look as pretty as some other languages, but it is very easy to perform large tasks in small blocks of code. Some of its strength is in its efficiency. I'm sure it would be worth your time.

  3. #3
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    I use php. I like it, has alot of capabilities, and i like it much more then cgi and perl. Maybe because i never liked perl in the first place =/
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    Why does it have to be a case of "either a or b". Learn both. Learn as much as you can. I would definitely learn Perl. It's very easy to learn anyways and you can use it for normal programming tasks as well as CGI scripts. It's a lot easier to use than C.
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    another interesting post by smirc =)
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