Perl vs PHP: What are the differences?
What is Perl? Highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 26 years of development. Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.
What is PHP? A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development. Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
Perl and PHP can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.
"Lots of libraries", "Open source" and "Text processing" are the key factors why developers consider Perl; whereas "Large community", "Open source" and "Easy deployment" are the primary reasons why PHP is favored.
Perl and PHP are both open source tools. PHP with 23.9K GitHub stars and 5.53K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Perl with 435 GitHub stars and 152 GitHub forks.
9GAG, Hootsuite, and 37 Signals are some of the popular companies that use PHP, whereas Perl is used by Tilt, DuckDuckGo, and Twilio SendGrid. PHP has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8904 company stacks & 2933 developers stacks; compared to Perl, which is listed in 133 company stacks and 64 developer stacks.
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