apparently fcntl on that platform can't be used to determine filehandle access modes.
I wrote Win32::Fmode to address that very problem.
(and syphilis wrapped it over in what he considers a more user-friendly API in FileHandle::Fmode)
Unfortunately, the underlying method used by both requires XS -- that was the only method I could find for gaining access to the information.
I'm not guaranteeing there isn't a non-XS method, but I looked pretty hard at the time and didn't find one.
it uses XS and I'd like something that's pure Perl, as installing XS code on Windows boxes is not something I wish on anyone.
PPM makes it simple. Far simpler than installing pure perl modules on *nix in fact.
A whole 10 seconds (via a very slow connection):
[21:54:11.73] C:\test>ppm install Win32::Fmode
Generating HTML for Win32-Fmode-1.0.6...done
Updating files in site area...done
6 files installed
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