Integrating PHP and Perl

PHP and Perl are both so powerful, they can even run each other.

This article shows both sides of the PHP::Interpreter: using PHP in Perl and Perl in PHP. The module essentially allows a PHP programmer to extend the capabilities of PHP to enable it to do anything that CPAN allows Perl to do. It also allows a Perl programmer to use those features in PHP that are not yet mature or not implemented in Perl. By no means have I covered all of the PHP::Interpreter, and readers are encouraged to explore the official CPAN documentation of PHP::Interpreter.

Irfan Habib is an undergraduate student of software engineering at the National University of Sciences Technology. He has been deeply interested in Free and Open Source Software for years. He often comes across tasks for which he needs to pull together a solution really quickly, and Perl and PHP usually allow him to do that. He can be reached at



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Installation of PHP::Interpretor

Frederic_s_from_DE's picture

Hi there!

I'm using a xampp installation under Windows. Sadly, I'm restricted to using a Windows environment. Is there any way to install the PHP::Interpretor in this environment? When running the, I always get the error php-config not found. I don't quite understand what to do here. Maybe someone could help me? Thank you very much :-)

PHP and Perl Integration

Alagappan's picture

Good Article to know about Perl and PHP Integration. Thanks a lot.

there is no information or

Anonymous's picture

there is no information or not obvious information on how to get the perl in php module or how to install it.


Alexandr Ciornii's picture

It is not evident, but you should use DBD::Sybase to access MS SQL. Also you can use DBD::ODBC and several other modules.