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Old 11-19-2003, 06:58 AM   #1
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Learning Perl...in windows...huh?

Hey everyone,
Can someone help a guy out who's trying to learn Perl in a windows environment? I know I'd have an easy time doing it in unix, but I don't really have access to it anymore. What can I download to have a little Perl shell sitting in my Windows desktop to practice basic scripting, if possible? oh dear python..it was so much easier. Thanks guys.
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Old 11-19-2003, 07:09 AM   #2
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Old 11-19-2003, 08:10 AM   #3
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or:

http://www.activestate.com/

ActiveState Perl is a stand-alone perl distribution that uses native windows code, installers and so forth. It also comes with a PPM to control installation of perl packages (modules).
It is also available now on linux, too.

Cygnus tools on the other hand, try to mimic a unix environment much more closely and rely on a cygwin library for most applications meaning it interfaces with windows a little bit more awkwardly but better with unix environments.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 10:45 PM   #4
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If nothing else get Cygwin to use as a shell. Being able to tab complete path names is great, plus you get really nice unix tools.
Also Remember to add .pl to your files on Windows.

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Old 12-03-2003, 08:29 AM   #5
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Not to be rude, but directory and filename completion have been available in the windows command prompt since I believe win2k. It's definately in WinXP at any rate.
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Old 12-04-2003, 12:52 AM   #6
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yes

activestate's the way to go... while you're at it grab their other stuff to download for free too
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Old 12-04-2003, 07:37 AM   #7
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Not to be rude, but directory and filename completion have been available in the windows command prompt since I believe win2k. It's definately in WinXP at any rate.



It's not in Win2k as default - no obvious setting to turn it on, but I'm sure I have had it on in Win2k before....
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