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Perl Domination in CGI Programming? 432

Posted by Cliff
from the challenging-the-king-of-the-hill dept.
at0m asks: "Perl seems to be the language that most people use for CGI programming. But is there a good reason for it? Sure, it's easier to use Perl than a lower level language, but programs would be more efficient if C/C++ were used. Programmers don't sacrifice this efficiency when programming applications, so why is it the standard to use a higher level language for CGI, when one wouldn't use one for other programs? I've been using Perl for all my CGI projects, but for my next one I'm contemplating using C++ to make it more efficient. did I make the correct assumption?" Most CGI apps prefer development speed over the complexity inherent in C/C++, which is why Perl and other scripting languages are used. Your thoughts?
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