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Perl portability is a bigger subject than your meditation gives credit for. Although to my mind you have just scratched the surface, I fully approve of your meditation, and any call to arms on portability.

I have spoken about this subject at several YAPC conferences, workshops and perlmonger tech talks, see http://www.ivorw.com/talks/perlport.ppt. You're welcome to use any material from these slides, suitably acknowledged. You can quote the URL as I have no plans to move it. Also, if you have any feedback or corrections, please let me know.

Some specific comments

Section 1.2 is not correct - it's not just a case of the direction of your slashes, but whether your filename is using native syntax or POSIX syntax. Have a look at VMS filenames for a bizarre native syntax.

When it comes to running perl scripts and one-liners on Windows, pl2bat is worth a mention, as is PAR. Also, on Windows I nearly always turn off the file association between .pl and perl, as usually when browsing directories and websites, I don't want to run a .pl, I want to look at it.

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Oh Lord, won’t you burn me a Knoppix CD ?
My friends all rate Windows, I must disagree.
Your powers of persuasion will set them all free,
So oh Lord, won’t you burn me a Knoppix CD ?
(Missquoting Janis Joplin)


In reply to Re: RFC: A Primer on Writing Portable Perl Programs by rinceWind
in thread RFC: A Primer on Writing Portable Perl Programs by yumpy

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