Re: :) What you can't do in java you can do in perl

I know some java, but very little perl. Perl is a scripting language used to 
create widgets. I want to do 'x' so I'll write a perl script. 
java is used to develop full blown applications that have reusable components. 
though you can do this with perl, most people don't. its a waste of time to 
build widgets with java. takes way too much code. 

its really apples and oranges. they have different uses. btw, does perl have a 
gui component? java's is pretty robust. plus you can do dynamic html with jsps 
which i dont think you can do with perl. I know perl used to be used for cgi, 
but i have been told its fallen out of vogue, in favor of javascript, jsps and 
for microsoft people asps. 

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> I am no expert in either Java or Perl, far from it. But then I'm not a 
> developer. However I use Perl quite a bit to do file manipulation such as 
> process trace files. There it is just faster than Java, both in terms of 
> development time but also in execution time. It runs rings around Java - 

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