PERL on WIN32

I have been using PERL on UNIX system for the past 1 week.
Would like to know, how much is PERL different on Windows systems, if any.
Are there major deviations in running perl scripts over WINDOWS.

Or after working on UNIX there shouldn't be any problems working on WINDOWS env. ???
sanjaychopraAsked:
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theGrayPilgrimConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I was a unix programmer for 3 years,
I recently moved to Windows NT, and I can tell you that regarding Perl5, the move was extremely easy (Almost no difference).

Enjoy...
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ahoffmannCommented:
you just pointed to one of perl's advantages ;-)

Dipite some differences in writing pathnames or calling system routines, perl behaves equal on UNIX and Windoze (perl -e  doesn't work on Win for me)-:
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b2piCommented:
Ummm, that's not entirely true.  Two big differences (both are easily surmountable) are the fact that shebang doesn't work (i.e. #!path-of-perl-executable options) which is only a real problem if you want to have multiple versions of perl, for some reason (i.e. development and production).  Secondly is file-glob'ing must be handled by an external program rather than by the shell as in Unix.

There are a couple of less significant issues; for a list, try downloading perl, building it, and then running make test.
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ahoffmannCommented:
Hey b2pi, #!path-of-perl-executable has nothing to do with perl, it is feature of UNIX shells.
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b2piCommented:
The same thing holds for globbing, _EXCEPT_ under win32.  Nevertheless, those are two features people expect to find, and don't (directly) under win32.
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sanjaychopraAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot for the whole hearted response
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