Languages available for develop CGI programs

Posted on 2002-05-17
Last Modified: 2013-12-25

 I would like to know what my options are to process HTML forms.  I know that CGI programs can be made in c++, perl, but what other languages are there?  Can I do it in Java?  Most people write CGI scripts with perl, so is that the easiest answer assuming that I don't know anything and taking compatibility/availability on web servers into account?
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C and C++,
Unix Shell,
Visual Basic.

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 So what language would you say is best suited to CGI programming?  Which would someone be able to learn quick to process simple HTML forms?

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perl. you will ask why,

(1) i learnt it in 2 days;
(2) great string manipulation techniques;
(3) again extremely easy to learn;
(4) good file handling techniques;

php is good too, and even tho it doesn't come in the cgi category... but i will suggest perl, because perl is just a more wider language

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thanks lexxwern
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no probs,

and thanks for the A!

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