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Languages available for develop CGI programs

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Hello,

 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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Perl,
C and C++,
AppleScript,
Python,
Tcl,
Unix Shell,
Visual Basic.
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lexxwern,

 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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