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    Lightbulb PHP have replaced PERL

    I learned cgi/perl a decade ago. Since then I have never touched it, now I am a php programmer. Have PHP replaced PERL now? Is there any demand for perl left in the Industry?

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    There are almost twice as many job listings on Monster.com for "perl" than "PHP". I just had a job about 3 years ago working on some perl software. There's definitely still demand for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post
    There are almost twice as many job listings on Monster.com for "perl" than "PHP". I just had a job about 3 years ago working on some perl software. There's definitely still demand for it.
    Is perl better than php? If not then why is it in demand more than php?

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    Perl is better than PHP at some things, and PHP is better than Perl at others. Both can solve the same problems, as could any other turing-complete language. Why must one be better than the other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post
    Perl is better than PHP at some things, and PHP is better than Perl at others. Both can solve the same problems, as could any other turing-complete language. Why must one be better than the other?
    Can I install both PHP and PERL in my WAMP server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shishirmba View Post
    Can I install both PHP and PERL in my WAMP server?
    Why not type "wamp perl" in Google instead of asking? The first result is the answer.

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    funny, I learned PHP a long time ago and I have never touched it since then. I am sure what I learned nearly 10 years ago is way out of date, same with your 10 year old perl.

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    Both are good languages. Probably the reason why there are more jobs for perl is because it is more dificult to learn than php and thus there are less people that know perl.

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    Plus there are a lot of oldschoolers in the industry who’s existing systems use perl therefore they want people who can maintain the existing code or at least understand it to an extent that they can change over to a new system if required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDawson View Post
    Plus there are a lot of oldschoolers in the industry who’s existing systems use perl therefore they want people who can maintain the existing code or at least understand it to an extent that they can change over to a new system if required.
    Old version of perl is used or it is getting updated like php? Is there any community that is into perl language development?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shishirmba View Post
    Old version of perl is used or it is getting updated like php? Is there any community that is into perl language development?
    I believe it is http://www.perl.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by shishirmba View Post
    Old version of perl is used or it is getting updated like php? Is there any community that is into perl language development?
    perl 6 is still under development but perl is constantly being updated. Latest version is 5.10 (I think). You could find the answer to that question using google.

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    Not to say either language is better than the other, but PHP was designed specifically for Web sites. Perl was originally intended for other uses, such as sifting through data and generating reports. It was only used in the early days of the Web because there were no scripting languages specifically made for the purpose. So it comes down to what you plan to use it for.


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