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What are the pros and cons of Perl compared to PHP?

Jun 16th, 2001 06:24
Per M Knutsen, Alan Grainger, Jackie Nguyen, http://www.google.com/search?q=comparison+php+perl


Perl stands for Practical Extraction and Report Language. With the 
advent of genome sequencing (and the mountains of data it brings), Perl 
has become extremely popular in scientific circles, mostly because of 
its ease-of-use and its powerful pattern matching capabilities. 
Although PHP now also has regex functions, Perl is still the preferred 
data-mining tool of the two.
Although also a PHP feature, the object-oriented approach of Perl has 
spawned the well-known CPAN, a huge repository of Perl modules, free-
for-all. CPAN gives you nearly every advanced feature you will ever 
need, readily bundled in modules you can install and use for your own 
programs. Similar repositories for PHP classes are now also appearing.
See also Google for many sites dealing with this topic:
http://www.google.com/search?q=comparison+php+perl