Adam Kennedy wrote: >> I've personally never heard of anyone trying to use perl on Win32 >> without having libwin32 installed anyway, so including it in the core >> wouldn't change Win32 users' lives that much. It isn't hard to >> install, being all in one bundle, and for those who can't manage >> there's always ActivePerl. > > *waves* > > Might I suggest installing Vanilla to experience what it's like, if you > have a spare hour. To experience what what is like? Do you mean "experience what installing libwin32 is like", or "experience what Vanilla Perl is like"? I have plenty of experience of installing libwin32. I just run "perl Makefile.PL; nmake; namke test; nmake install" and it always works just fine. Couldn't be simpler. As for experiencing what Vanilla Perl is like, I confess I have none, but then the statement on this page: http://win32.perl.org/wiki/index.php?title=Vanilla_Perl that Vanilla Perl "will most likely never be usable for general development" is probably a little off-putting for most would-be users anyway. ------------------------------------------------ Radan Computational Ltd. The information contained in this message and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended for the addressee(s) only. If you have received this message in error or there are any problems, please notify the sender immediately. The unauthorized use, disclosure, copying or alteration of this message is strictly forbidden. Note that any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Radan Computational Ltd. The recipient(s) of this message should check it and any attached files for viruses: Radan Computational will accept no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email.