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    Did you get to learn PERL?

    Hey Netbuilders I ask this question because I have been learning "advanced" PHP and I was reading a book that was written on 2005 and it said something about perl, since I'm so curious I started to research about perl because I remember I used to hear about it A LOT back in 2004 when I was starting to learn html and know I barely hear the word, Well I found some old articles and discussion threads, many people kept saying that perl was the best and it would remain king, but now a days I barely hear about that language, so I'm curious did anyone here learn to code in perl? whats the big difference? should I learn perl? any one knows about a website coded 100% in pearl now a days.

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    I'm not a programmer. But as an admin who supports programmers and has hired and them in the past and managed projects, I can tell you that Perl is an extremely powerful language. PHP uses fewer system resources, but it's can't communicate with Linux like Perl can. Perl can run Linux commands like you wouldn't believe and allows coding of front-end interfaces on the web, too. It has even been known to do both at the same time. It's often referred to as a system administrator's language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectro View Post
    I'm not a programmer. But as an admin who supports programmers and has hired and them in the past and managed projects, I can tell you that Perl is an extremely powerful language. PHP uses fewer system resources, but it's can't communicate with Linux like Perl can. Perl can run Linux commands like you wouldn't believe and allows coding of front-end interfaces on the web, too. It has even been known to do both at the same time. It's often referred to as a system administrator's language.
    Thanks for your answer Vectro I might learn perl when I'm done with this e-book :P

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    Whatever works is good. Java, C# and Python are also popular. I just wonder how many languages are going to go the distance.

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    I personally find it hard to remember how to code in multiple languages so tend to focus on what I like to use best for particular kinds of projects. I learned Perl before PHP and prefer to use PHP since it seemed easier to me to embed in web pages and to debug.

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