Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
go ahead... be a heretic
 
PerlMonks  

Re: activeperl vs perl

by polypompholyx (Chaplain)
on Oct 10, 2005 at 15:15 UTC ( #498839=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to activeperl vs perl

In general, it's the other way round you need to worry about more: perl on Windows lacks a number of functions that work on Unix (alarm, chroot, etc). However, the most important things to consider in making a script written on Windows work on Unix are when you interact with the system, either directly (using system or backticks), or indirectly (when manipulating files). Some general guidelines:

  • Avoid system unless you want the user to have to install Unxutils or similar.
  • Be careful with newlines: text files end in CRLF under Windows, but just LF under Unix.
  • Use File::Spec, File::Temp and friends to construct paths and filenames portably.
  • Know that unlink doesn't necessarily delete a file completely under Unix.
  • Don't use Win32 modules, for obvious reasons.


Comment on Re: activeperl vs perl
Select or Download Code

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://498839]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others taking refuge in the Monastery: (8)
As of 2014-08-30 02:29 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    The best computer themed movie is:











    Results (291 votes), past polls