Having a problem with ActiveState Perl on 64-bit Windows 7

I haven't used perl in quite a while, but decided it would be useful for some mongo work I'm starting.

I have a 64-bit Windows 7 laptop, so I downloaded and installed the latest 64-bit perl from ActiveState.  After, I installed the latest PDK (which I bought last year).

While I try to run the perl shell from within a cmd I get no prompts.  I seem to recall getting ">" or something.  As I'm inputting statements in the output of them isn't echoed.  For instance, I can put in $a = 5; and then print $a; and nothing is generated.

Has anyone dealt with this problem with ActiveState?  I don't recall this being an issue before.
Gene KlamerusTechnical ArchitectAsked:
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If by "perl shell" you mean just running "perl" or "perl<version>" from the command line then you should not get any prompt.  As you enter commands into this, you should not see any output until you finish (Ctrl-D and possibly followed by enter).  This is the command interpreter - not an interactive shell.

If you mean something else, please provide more details.

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If you are inputting a perl program from stdin, you would need to send an end of file to terminate the input.
If you want a prompt, you may want to try running in debug mode.
Gene KlamerusTechnical ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot.  I recall being interactive, but it might be that I was using an IDE.  Like I said, it's been a while :).  I used to use PerlBuilder quite a bit so my foggy memory may have gotten the best of me.  I probably should switch to Komodo though.

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