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Re: Newb guidance for Perl on MS Windows: Cygwin, Strawberry, ActivePerl?by wjw (Priest)
|on Oct 17, 2013 at 02:07 UTC||Need Help??|
My experience has been that cygwin is good, ActiveState is ok, and other flavors of Perl are fine if you like them.
Perl on a *nix system just works. Perl built for windows systems work well on windows.
However, when I have made the effort to achieve a mix of *nix like functionality along with excellent Perl performance on top of windows, it was just too much a pain to mess with.
I eventually concluded that it was better(less messing around) to VM or dual boot and run Perl of whatever flavor for whatever platform on its intended platform.
This was my personal experience gathered over a number of years(and jobs) on numerous machines, both personal and work-owned.
To be fair, MicroSoft lost me as a customer between ~1991 and ~1995 when Linux was really becoming available. I did try for a number of years to get a mix of the two OS's along with Perl running in one environment, but always found myself spending more time messing around than getting work done that way. So eventually I just decided that if I wanted Perl in both arenas, it was easier to set up two arenas than to try to blend them.
Again, just my experience and perception, but thought I would toss it out there for you...
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