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Perl interpreter

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Where can I download a free perl interpreter to run on my windows 98 machine?
I am new to perl programming and do not wish to waste my time uploading my scripts to my web server as my internet link is quite slow.
I have looked at the web and found a couple but they need to be built using C++ compilers or dmake or other items, which seems to be a bit OTT for what I want.
All I want is to be able to check my code
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GSD4ME,

You can download ActivePerl for Windows from the following URL.
http://www.activestate.com/Products/Download/Get.plex?id=ActivePerl

I am sure you must be already aware that if you want to run the Perl script as a CGI program, you need to have a web server installed and configured to run with Perl.

Pl. let me know what web server, if any you  are planning to use.

Hope that helps.
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GSD4ME,

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www.perl.org has every conceivable and free source and pre-compiled binary

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Not ready to close this yet -
MANESHR you say
"I am sure you must be already aware that if you want to run the Perl script as a CGI program, you need
to have a web server installed and configured to run with Perl.

Pl. let me know what web server, if any you  are planning to use.
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What I want to do is write my PERL on my PC and test it there. When all is OK I want to upload it to my ISP server there to run as the CGI.

Surely my ISP has the "server installed and configured to run with Perl"?

Am I missing something about testing Perl on my PC?

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MS IIS (It Isn't Secure) || (Internet Information Server) is also free and if it did not come with your windows then you can download it from the Mircosoft site.

This is not the perl interpretter, that remains where it was but I do agree you may need a web server too if you are trying to test web scripts that need to be served.
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GSD4ME,

"..What I want to do is write my PERL on my PC and test it there. When all is OK I want to upload it to my ISP server there to run as the CGI..."

The barebone requirements are

* Perl interpreter (ActiveState Perl)
* Web server that can run Perl
* Browser

Let me know if you have these installed already.

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Realistically, unless your server and your test machine are running exactkly the same OS configured exactly the same way you may still sometimes need to make changes anyway and test on the server.
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GSD4ME,

Did you get the solution you were looking for?

Pl. let us know.

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I have donwloaded the software as people have indicated but as yet I have not yet tried it out - I have been far too busy!

I believe it will work as I have been reading up bit s and pieces.

Again - many thanke to everyone out there.

I have used EE many times  and I have not failed to get a technical answer to any of my queries. I just wish this thing had beenavailable 20 years ago!!

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I have donwloaded the software as people have indicated but as yet I have not yet tried it out - I have been far too busy!

I believe it will work as I have been reading up bit s and pieces.

Again - many thanke to everyone out there.

I have used EE many times  and I have not failed to get a technical answer to any of my queries. I just wish this thing had beenavailable 20 years ago!!

Author

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Sorry it has taken so long to close this

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