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General tips for Unix to Windows script migration?by Bukowski (Deacon)
|on Jun 27, 2002 at 09:25 UTC||Need Help??|
Bukowski has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Hello PerlMonks! I am in the midst of writing (for me) quite a large piece of code. My development platforms are Linux and Solaris. However I would like to release this code some day on an unsuspecting world - and that world generally runs Windows.
I know of Activestate and Cygwin and other things that should make my life easier, but what general considerations are there for porting code like this? I know Apache and MySQL are now available for Windows (and what I am working on requires this) but do LWP, DBI, CGI.pm etc work 'as expected' on Windows platforms?
Can anyone point out any potential pitfalls I might encounter? Or am I working myself up into a lather over nothing much?
I've never attempted to write any code under Windows, so I am proceeding with trepidation...
Many humble thanks in advance for your wisdom
Bukowski - aka Dan (email@example.com)