Well, i'm currently browsing the net to try and answer for this as i'm writing and assignment for uni. Well. final year project.
So what is the advantage of writing a program in one or the other?
The program I am planning to write will keep a computerised backup of a plan of our uni network and where all ports are plugged in, etc. It will load data from flat files, compare files, create backups, enable users to log in and keep a paper trail of their usage so that other users can see who changed what while being able to revert to old working versions if someone changes something in the real network and breaks it.
So... your thoughts. To me there does not seem to be much difference, faster to make programs in perl and less strict but ive never used perl so...
If anyone knows any links to any good articles or anything discussing this. I'll keep hunting though, infact I think i'll moove to a diff planning part as i've been on this point for quite a while.
I've been looking at
Which is designed to interrogate network switches via SNMP (which is the 2nd part to my project) and it written in perl so that's why i'm overall a bit stumped.