[pmwiki-users] PmWiki Perl module
dominique.faure at gmail.com
Sun Aug 20 12:56:00 CDT 2006
On 8/20/06, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 20, 2006 at 08:12:27AM +1000, Kathryn Andersen wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 04:52:20PM -0500, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> > > On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 11:22:23PM +0200, Jean-Fabrice [gmail] wrote:
> > > > I would like to know if anybody is already using perl to
> > > > maintain/update their PmWiki.
> > >
> > > Out of curiosity, any particular reason for choosing Perl instead
> > > of PHP to do it?
> > I'm not Jean-Fabrice, but I can think of a number of reasons:
> > [...excellent reasons omitted for brevity...]
> To be honest, the only reasons PmWiki is written in PHP is
> because (1) it's much easier to install a PHP script onto
> a webserver than a Perl script, and (2) PHP has a gentler
> learning curve for most people new to script and web programming.
> If it hadn't been for these two things, PmWiki would've
> been written in Perl, which is my preferred language for
> nearly everything else besides PmWiki (and a few other
> web-based tasks).
OTOH, lots of ISPs don't provide anything else than PHP.
> Now if only we could get that Perl 6 compiler finished...
> maybe in time for Christmas.
I would really appreciate this kind of gift. Thanks in advance ;-)
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