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Re: A Perl Environment

by Molt (Chaplain)
on Mar 04, 2003 at 15:24 UTC ( #240376=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to A Perl Environment

Two options really, go for ActiveState's version of Perl, or install CygWin to have a UNIX-like compatibility layer, and use the normal Perl for UNIX on it.

Personally I tend to go for the Cygwin solution since it means my scripts are more likely to work on the UNIX servers we use without needing modification, and also because I generally find Cygwin in and of itself to be a very useful thing to have installed on a Windows machine as it provides the UNIX command line tools I tend to use a lot.

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Re: Re: A Perl Environment
by crazyinsomniac (Prior) on Mar 04, 2003 at 15:45 UTC
Re: Re: A Perl Environment
by mkahn (Beadle) on Mar 04, 2003 at 20:56 UTC
    activestate - love it. Reference material, tuts, snippets, oh and uh, the app. How do I teach my browser to use it when I try to run things from the address line? Its on my 98 box. cygwin - Wouldn't go in. Any other unix shell emulator reccomendations?

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