PHP is good for Perl
PHP got rid of the most of the dimwit perl programmers who aren't capable of doing anything that can't be done by calling a function with some arguments.
The fuckwads that leave huge wreaking messes of code laying around their employers office for other people to clean up.
Those littering security vulnerabilities with such density that "hackers" now days hardly have to sneeze to uncover access to a site's database or filesystem.
PHP has raised the quality of the average Perl programmer higher than 10,000 bullets could have dreamt of. Even lining the most stupid Perl programmers in a row and getting multiple knock downs from a single bullet couldn't have realized those returns.
No one wants to feel like they're stupid, no matter how stupid they are, and PHP lets them live their dream of being a web programmer.
-- Scott Walters