If you have code which rely on POSIX bahviour (fork, system calls), cygwin might be the only choice.
Well, I just need Perl for some scripting; using tar and scp mostly — and I'd assumed I'd shell out to those, which is why I figured I'd need cygwin installed. I also need cron or a cron-like facility to run it.
Otherwise native Win32 perl is probably better.. Because it's native to Win32. And perl code authors do care more about Win32 than Cygwin.
Oh, really? Interesting. I'd figured it would be the other way round. Cygwin feels like a home away from home (well, after 5 minutes of using it).
Do you know if I can use cpanm with cygwin's Perl?
Does cpanm come with Strawberry Perl?