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Perl Purgatory

Posted on 2000-03-16
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Yes, I am beyond the beginning and not anywhere near the end.  I managed to successfully install the P and actually wrote some small scripts for a web form.  Mine were no where as keen as MailForm or some of the others so I just did my clients a favor and used those...=)  So I can honestly say I am on my way but I ain't there yet.  

My question is this...the previous install was on a win95 machine and of course this went straight to MS-DOS now I have another machine, you guessed it win98 and before I did the last install (which I believe is the key to success) I read all  (yes, well MOST) of the documentation and newsgroup discussions.  Now I am back to reading them and there is not one mention of win98 ANYWHERE...am I losing it and just haven't grasped that the techheads (affectionately said from a wanta be) are lumping win95/win98's MS-DOS Perl binary, together?  Or, am I barking up the wrong tree and just need to give up the fancy feel of 98?  what about 2000?

In a while, this problem will be solved seeing that I am now going over to the Linux/Win dual boot question category and find out some more things...hopefully this time next year I can chant, "Beware of the penguins", and mean it.

Patche
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For all intents and purposes, Win95 and Win98 are identical.
I thing '98 was a political move by M$ to get their browser integrated into the operating system.

Perl runs in the DOS shell, which is also the same under 95 and 98.
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The title of you post suggests that you are anticipating difficulties.  I have installed Perl on Win98 and WinNT with no problems at all.  It works well.

The Unix version is better than the PC version in the following respects:

1. Handles command line parameters better
2. Does forks and pipes better
3. More control over file attributes
4. Can you file names without having to double-up the backslashes
5. ? (probably a few more things)

Apart from the above, you should have to problems with Perl under Win9x/WinNT and (presumably) Win2000
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by:patche
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I definitely can understand at this point the +'s involved with UNIX over win.  

I would add stability and security to that list.  Two very important things to any web head...

Patche
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