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I am about to start a project for my Software Engineering class, a group project. We are looking at doing a web project but half of the team is c++ based. They are familiar with Java, but they prefer c++. So, what I want to know is if a perl page can be made to run a c++ program or not, and whether a c++ program can be made to return data and not just an exit response.
I'm most familiar with PHP and JSP, but I do have 2 books on Perl - one just on Perl and the other on Perl and CGI. I've never had a reason to use it though, so this is a good opportunity.
I am fairly certain it is, but just to check - is Perl run on the server side or client side? In my book I saw some compatibility issues. Though I think that was just a matter of what Operating System your running the script on, not the browser.
Also, I have 4 computer science courses, 1 photography class, 1 Hebrew class, and 2 Bowling Classes (Yea!) - I don't want to devote all my time to this project and I'm sure they don't either.
Your right though - we are definitely going to have to look at whether or not using c++ in the way I'm thinking is a good choice or not. Again, we haven't thought about implementation too much at this point. Hopefully I will be able to convince them to use Java, which would be the better choice for a web based project. Especially when the server supports JSP and Java Servlets.
Anyways, if you are I'd like to know what you teach and the process you went through to get there. Maybe good to open a new topic or just send the sticky mails. I'd love to become a Professor of Computer Science (and more specifically of Graphics and Web Design/Programming).