If you're shy of using Win32::API or Inline::C to gain direct access to the native API,
--and IMO you should be, especially if there is any likelihood of your code needing to run on a 64-bit Perl--
then I offer you a low-tech but very effective solution:
## remember to double your \\s if you need to interpolate
system q[cmd /c start /min c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe";
Pretty much full access to the CreateProcess() api without the hassle, and guaranteed to continue to work regardless of 32/64-bitness or compiler data model (lp64 .v. llp64).
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
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In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
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