yburge has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
We are trying to convert our DOS batch scripts to Perl, and I'd like some advice on the method on installing Perl...is it better to use the download available from Active State, or cygwin? I've noticed that a lot of the documentation (and the printed manuals I've been given) seem to expect that Perl has been installed from the Active State website. A programmer on our team (who is not going to be working with the scripts on a regular basis) really pushes the cygwin version. It seems to me, even though I'm NOT a programmer, that Active State provides more "stuff" than the cygwin site does. What do you Perl experts think?