in reply to Re: Microsoft partners with Strawberry Perl to improve the CPAN
in thread Microsoft partners with Strawberry Perl to improve the CPAN
Even if you do your best to follow the rules and code portably, you still need to *test* your code on any weird platforms you care to support - such as Windows - just to make sure that you *did* follow all the portability rules and not miss anything. And there are plenty of cases where, to make your code portable, you need to write just a few lines of OS-specific code. There's at least two of my modules - neither of which uses XS, by the way - for which I will find this very useful.
Sure, I could just run Windows in a virtual machine, but that requires an expensive Windows licence, and that I know how to run Windows securely, which I don't.
Bravo Microsoft! Bravo Adam Kennedy!