about php and perl

i am doing a project which is about developing a web based application for report processing. we have a constraint that we have to use an apache server. i just want to know whether php and perl are complementary items or else they both should be used simultaneously.
whats the difference.
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dorwardCommented:
They are different programming languages and have a very large number of differences.

While you can write parts in Perl and parts in PHP (and even call Perl scripts from inside a PHP script and vice versa) it probably isn't a good idea.

Pick one and stick to it for the project, my preference would be Perl, but most people consider PHP easier to get into.
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Timbo87Commented:
The task you have to do isn't out of the bounds of either PHP or Perl so I would do it in one language like dorward said. If you have C or C++ I'd go with Perl because Perl was modelled off of C. If you know any JavaScript or are a newcomer to programming, definitely go with PHP. Here's an excellent tutorial from W3Schools about PHP: http://www.w3schools.com/php/default.asp
PHP.net, the official website of PHP, also has a tutorial: http://us2.php.net/tut.php
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Timbo87Commented:
Sorry, typo in the above post. I meant to say that if you have C or C++ experience go with Perl.
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ZontarCommented:
>  Perl was modelled off of C

So was PHP, either directly or via Perl.

Unlike Perl, PHP was designed specifically for Web applications such as forms processing.
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