It seems that there used to be a module Win32::DDE::Client, but that module is no longer on CPAN or anywhere because DDE has since been replaced by OLE. However, while the Win32::DDE::Client interface was easy to understand:
Returns the value of ITEM from the DDE server.
Poke (ITEM, VALUE)
Pokes VALUE into ITEM at the DDE server.
Executes CMD at the DDE server.
I'm having a lot of trouble understanding the Win32::OLE equivalents:
Can someone explain how I do the equivalent of Request, Poke, and Execute using OLE?