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Re: Why Use Perl?

by dmckee (Scribe)
on Mar 25, 2001 at 19:41 UTC ( [id://67025] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Why Use Perl?

Of course, when CGI programming is involved - there's CGI.pm, which is useful for quickly creating 'valid' CGI scripts, as well as the problem that many administrators dislike running custom executable code (ie: compiled) as it's impossible to ensure (without recompilation) that the source code is actually the executable code...

Although admittedly it's very easy to create perl which looks more like line-noise than when it's compiled ;-)

Dave

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