|There's more than one way to do things
php to perlby parasew (Beadle)
|on Dec 31, 2002 at 00:50 UTC
parasew has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
searching google for "switching from php to perl", i found it quite strange, which results i get. most tutorials are existing for using php if you are a perl programmer. actually i didn't find any tutorial for the other way round, not even on perldoc.
my question now: is there such a tutorial existing, and if so, why not linking it from the perlmonks site, or at least somewhere?
i am working with php for more than 2 years now, and right now decided switching to perl mainly because i wanted to use one language, which is capable of creating web-content as well as system tasks, such as shellscripts. php has ways to use it as an interpreter for the console, but compared to perl it looks like a children's toy. the next issue is CPAN vs PEAR.
all in all i think such an tutorial would be very handy, and actually i don't know why anyone would switch back from perl to php ;)