PHP as a Scripting Language

By Deane Barker on December 8, 2003

Remember: PHP is scripting language!: Some good advice that people tend to forget.

One of the oft-overlooked aspects of PHP is that you can write scripts in PHP to execute from the command line. I fell into the habit of writing data munging scripts in Perl, and web pages using PHP; I realized I was keeping alive two types of code needlessly.

Just remember that all your code still has to be in PHP delimters ().

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