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Dave K
March 3, 2002 20:55
Re: cygwin/activestate/linux
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I have found ActiveState to be the 'easiest' in most cases but when I want
to do something fun or interesting I often find the module that I need is
not available for the ActiveState distribution. Cygwin is fun, but CPAN is
sometimes frustrating though it is sometime the only place to get a required
module (CPAN is infact straight forward I just have not taken the time to
get proficient with it). So ... I opted to do both (but it turned out to be
not too complicated!). At first I wrote a begin block to modify the @INC
array to direct perl to the ActiveState lib when required. Then I wrote a
simple package that did the same thing (and returned a true value). Not
quite the best of both worlds, but closer.

"Tyler Cruickshank" <> wrote in message
Hi, I hope this question isnt too ridiculous.

Ive been using perl for a year or so on various platforms (Sun/UNIX, linux,
NT-cygwin, Active State).  Do people recommend ActiveState over cygwin for
the NT system - how about ActiveState on Linux?  Not being a "system" guru
Id like to use the simplist environment on which to add modules and run
perl.  Any thoughts?  Thanks.


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