nell - 7:06 pm on Oct 30, 2002 (gmt 0)
PHP is both faster to program and faster to execute than CGI scripts. PHP was written for specifically for dynamic web page creation, Perl(VB Script and Java) was not. Although Perl can do things PHP cannot, Perl should be used only for those things and nothing else.
As far as my reference to "8 track tapes", today more people are learning PHP scripting than those learning the Perl language. I believe the next "big thing" in the world of internet technology is PHP not CGI and Perl.