i have recently installed activestate on my laptop, which is running xp. i tried to run a simple test perl script from the dos prompt and received this error message:
panic: utf16_to_utf8: odd bytelen
i installed cygwin and tried again, and got the same prob. i googled this and turned up this info:
(P) Something tried to call utf16_to_utf8 with an odd (as opposed
to even) byte length
how do i fix this? i had no problem at my work pc. my home laptop has recently been upgraded. it has a partitioned drive and is running vm ware. i don't know if this has anything to do with the problem. i doubt it.
i am new to this, so please be specific.