in reply to Version(s) of Perl

When I print out the value in $] I get 5.006001. Not sure how old the windows machine is but it is at least 4 years old.

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Re^2: Version(s) of Perl
by ikegami (Pope) on Jul 08, 2009 at 14:05 UTC
    5.6.1 is the short way of saying 5.006001 (or 5.006001 is the long way of saying 5.6.1 depending on how you look at it)
    $ perl -MConfig -le'print for $], $Config{version}' 5.008008 5.8.8
Re^2: Version(s) of Perl
by davorg (Chancellor) on Jul 08, 2009 at 13:54 UTC
      You mean to tell me that's how the version 5.6 is displayed? Lol. Great. So if I decide to install 5.10+ and I want to have that as the active version I can go through the steps of installing activestate's version and simply add an entry in the environment path variable as well as the script that handles .pl scripts in IIS? Then I can just remove whatever entries are there for 5.6 in the path and the reference in IIS? I'm guessing this will require an unfortunate reboot? Thanks for the info.