in reply to Perl on Windows Best Practices?

About half the PCs are XP/x86, and the other half are Windows 7/x64

Put a 32-bit perl on a network share. Give anyone wanting perl access to that share and set their assoc .pl to point to that shared perl. 32-bit Perls run perfectly on 64-bit Windows.

If there are some scripts that need/benefit from using a 64-bit perl, install a 64-bit perl on teh same share (different) path and set up associations for that using a different file extension (say .p64).

A similar set of associations for files named .pl run the 32-bit perl.

You have 2 centrally maintained, universally accessible builds of perl that everyone can use.

Getting them to use them is then a matter of political will and company process.

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The start of some sanity?