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perl vs. java



Mar 27, 2001, 5:03 PM

Post #1 of 4 (462 views)
perl vs. java Can't Post

Can someone offer any unbiased opinions about javascript vs. perl.

The usage is for a browser based database (msql) project. Simple read, write, and sorting of db info, spit into a browser.

Any information would be helpful.
David H.

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Mar 27, 2001, 7:11 PM

Post #2 of 4 (459 views)
Re: perl vs. java [In reply to] Can't Post

Strange to look for "unbiased" at a place called

The first line asks about Javascript while the subject mentions Java. Do you want a three way comparison or did you have a favorite between the two?

Sun Sep 9, 2001 - 1:46:40 GMT, a very special second in the epoch. How will you celebrate?


Mar 28, 2001, 9:44 AM

Post #3 of 4 (451 views)
Re: perl vs. java [In reply to] Can't Post

yeah, strange place indeed...just hoping someone might have had experice with both..

sorry, i should have been clearer. I do mean java script. perl vs. javascript


Mar 30, 2001, 10:04 PM

Post #4 of 4 (439 views)
Re: perl vs. java [In reply to] Can't Post

I suppose you're asking this question in a programming context. I can't answer that, but I can give you a web visitor's perspective.

Perl seems to be used for mostly useful things, while javascript seems to be most popular for annoying visitors with popup ads, etc.

I disable javascript by default, like a lot of people, and only enable it when I absolutely have to, and then grudgingly. As far as I know, you can't disable Perl and I don't know why you'd want to.

If you use javascript, it would take me a few seconds to figure out why your database wasn't working for me; then a few more seconds to decide whether I wanted to use it badly enough to modify my security settings for your site; then a few more seconds to change the settings, refresh the browser, etc., etc. I'd be cranky by then, and wondering why you were making me jump through hoops to get to the database.

Javascript works nicely for mouseovers and things that don't really serve any useful purpose. For things that matter, Perl makes more sense to this non-programmer.


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