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Bob Davis
May 23, 2008 08:37
best win32 perl to use
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I am using cygwin currently.

It has the following problems:
1. Requires cygwin dll's(cygwin1.dll cygcrypt-0.dll cygperl5_8.dll) to 
be predistributed to target machines
2. Can't embed icon or version in exe

I am thinking of switching to a native win32 perl to get around these 
problems. Choices so far.

1. Strawberry perl.
    pro: uses cpan and is more like rest of perls.
    con: isn't listed on cpan as tested for various modules.
    con: never used it before.
2. Activestate
    pro: been around a long time and is therefore stable?
    pro: I have used it for many years before I switched to cygwin.
    con: uses ppm and other non standard tools.

I assume that either of these perls fix my problems(limitations) with 


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