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From:
Timothy Johnson
Date:
March 3, 2002 23:04
Subject:
RE: cygwin/activestate/linux
Message ID:
C0FD5BECE2F0C84EAA97D7300A500D5002581023@SMILEY
 
Why wouldn't you just download the module from CPAN and then install it in
your ActiveState Perl directory?  Are there modules out there that don't
work at all with ActiveState?

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave K
To: beginners@perl.org
Sent: 3/3/02 11:55 PM
Subject: Re: cygwin/activestate/linux

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" <tcruickshank@deq.state.ut.us> wrote in message
news:sc7cbc36.055@email.state.ut.us...
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.

-tyler




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