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Re: Preferred Windows Perl?

by pemungkah (Priest)
on Aug 24, 2007 at 19:42 UTC ( #634945=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Preferred Windows Perl?

You might also be interested in Strawberry Perl - - its motivation is to provide a Perl that "just works" on Windows, including a compile chain to build XS modules. Currently it's
  • Perl 5.8.8
  • Mingw GCC C/C++ compiler
  • Dmake "make" tool
  • ExtUtils::CBuilder and ExtUtils::ParseXS
  • Bundle::CPAN (including Perl modules that largely eliminate the need for external helper programs like gzip and tar)
  • Bundle::LWP (providing more reliable http CPAN repository support)
  • Additional Perl modules that enhance the stability of core Perl for the Win32 platform
Disclaimer: I'm not a Windows guy, so you'd have to try it and see what you think. It gives, I think, the advantages of Cygwin without the full Cygwin load of other stuff.

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Re^2: Preferred Windows Perl?
by TStanley (Canon) on Aug 24, 2007 at 21:18 UTC
    I use strawberry-perl on my Windows XP system at home, and overall, I am very pleased with it. There are several modules that have not been converted to PPM files, so it is simply easier to use the CPAN shell to download and build them yourself.

    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. -- George Orwell
Re^2: Preferred Windows Perl?
by dsheroh (Prior) on Aug 24, 2007 at 20:03 UTC
    I'm not a Windows guy either, I just had what I thought was a Linux Perl project suddenly turn into a Windows Perl project on me. My initial leanings were towards cygwin, since it's got the fuller POSIX environment, but this and the other referenced thread have convinced me that AS is probably the better choice of the two big players. I'll also definitely take a look at Strawberry Perl before making a final decision, though. Thanks for mentioning it.

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