Oct 13, 2009, 7:29 AM
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I am thinking of building a forum/message board with Perl using DBM. This is for a big class project which I am allowed to choose what to do.
building a forum/message board with Perl
I am just wondering if this is a very good idea or not because I dont know if Perl and DBM would be good for that sort of thing. If not, what approach would be better.
I would consider myself a strong beginner with Perl. I know about basic file processing, arrays and hashes, DBM, and form processing. I know I could make a functional website with a very basic type of forum. I would like to shoot a little bigger though. However, I was thinking last night that a forum is meant to have many users and this means that many people could be accessing the same data and databases at the same time, so I am unsure how to handle that to avoid overwriting data and other problems I have not yet conceived.
Looking for input and suggestions.