--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, merlyn@s... wrote:
> >>>>> "gordon" == gordon stewart <gordonisnz@y...> writes:
> gordon> PS - My job can be summarised as 'paper-pusher' - Not
> gordon> programmer :(
> PHP is to the web what VBA is to Excel. It's a great way to get
> simple automation and interactivity embedded in another application.
Yep - I've saved another email (got it at work..)
Once they give me FTP access & ask me to upload my php script, I'll
ask them why they're more restrictive on Perl (i dont want to rock the
boat before theyve given me FTP :) )
> However, neither PHP nor VBA scale well.
> When you're doing large professional work, you'll need a
heavy-hitting language like Perl. And if you have to know Perl anyway
for that, you might as well use Perl on the small stuff too.
yep - i know - but my work - all the 'good' stuff is restrictyed to
head-office people (who have little knowledge of what theyre doing
> I think I once said something like "if you're not programming
> at least one hour a day, Perl probably isn't for you".
im up at nights - each night - Programming (Mainly in Perl...)
- The hard bit is to figure out what to do with my site ...
although ive delayed 1 bit of perl code i havnt finished yet - need to
get that done. (thumbnail creation).. think i know how - but i just
havnt done it. - get distracted by other things...