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Re: Windows Support [Was: Re: Announcing Perl 7]

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John Lightsey
June 29, 2020 20:49
Re: Windows Support [Was: Re: Announcing Perl 7]
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On Sun, 2020-06-28 at 19:23 +0200, Christian Walde wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Jun 2020 20:57:39 +0200, John Lightsey <> wrote:
> > I'd love to see Perl 8 fix [...] Windows support.
> 2 things here:
> 1. Please don't phrase it in a way that implies Perl doesn't support windows. I've been developing Perl on windows for over a decade and it works.
> 2. Out of curiosity, what specific points do you care about here?

I was thinking specifically about the problems with subprocess creation
since I spent time looking at them recently:

My understanding is that the fork() implementation in Perl also tends to
cause confusion compared to the way Python or Ruby handle fork() calls
on Windows.

I apologize if my remarks implied Perl doesn't work on Windows. My
intent was to argue that it could be better.

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