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wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have written a very simple script which was a part of chapter 1 of my first Perl lesson. The script let's me type 1 sentence and then the script prints that sentence again. When I double click on the script then my perl interpreter (ActivePerl 5.8.8 Build 819) executes the script but the dos window is immediatly gone afterwards! I want to see the result, but in a split second it is gone. Is there a possibility for executing Perl scripts so that the result can be normally viewed? My manual says that there is a way but only by using the shell, now that would be very old fashioned for such a sophisticated language.
The manual said:
However, the window containing the output will disappear as soon as the program has finished (try it!), and you won't be able to see what's happened, so I encourage you to use the shell instead.
What is the absolute best Perl interpreter, Visual Perl creator etcetera, whatever the cost. I am looking for simplicity. (windows xp)