Hello fellow Monks,

I'm ashamed to say that it's been a long time since I have logged in here. The "real" world had taken priority for a while but I promise to come and visit more often. This has been a great place where one could talk to others who share the same passion - PERL PROGRAMMING! :-)

Now to the meditation part:

I had recently visited ActiveState again and see that they are really pushing Visual Perl for Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET. (I also noticed that they put a bit of a hefty price tag on it - but that's another matter for another time).

What are the benefits of integrating this wonderfully robust language called Perl into Visual Studio? It seems (although I may be mistaken) that this 'plug-in' as they call it is only meant for web programming. Perl is MUCH MORE than a web programming language.

How well does Perl perform on this platform? Can we add and use modules?

What I'm asking from everyone here is to share your opinions. You may not agree with me but that's what makes this all fun and informative.