That's good to know. My only knowledge of Perl on Windows has been through following mailing list traffic of struggles to get things to compile with various Windows compilers. It seemed that if experienced developers were having struggles that might prove even more problematic for ordinary users. Maybe I follow the wrong lists.
Re^2: Getting filehandle access modes on Windows
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Just try it for yourself and you will see if it works for you too.
A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James