My IDE is homesite, it color codes things for me - it is more of an HTML IDE
though as far as IDE's are concerned. I was being a bit fancy calling it
I'll have to look at the right-click and running with perl5.6.0.exe
(perl5.6.1.exe in my case) for running it, I only tried perl.exe. I ended
up setting up a library and leaving dos open so that I could run scripts
whenever I wanted to.
As far as compiling it myself goes. I went to cpan and it send if you want
'the most recent stable build' you should compile it yourself, so I did -- I
really don't know if it was worth the long wait. The only advantage I can
see that got out of that was I was able to set a switch to install in a
specific folder, outside of that a little later in the configuration script
it asked if I wanted to compile it like activestate does and said yes -- so
it's probably not much diff't other then I was able to use the most recent
binaries to compile it myself. Oh yes, and I've had VC++ (Visual Studio
Enterprise) installed for a couple of years now and I rarely use any of the
programs -- so, I thought I'd give it a try.
I'll try all the other suggestions i've received and let the group know if I
have any other questions. I went throught about 50% of the first chapter of
learning Perl. So far I really like what I see (and what I'm learning).
Thanks for all the advice everyone - I'm not going to respond to everyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Etienne Marcotte" <emarcott@...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 5:12 AM
Subject: Re: [PBML] easier way to run a perlscript
> What means IDE?
> on my win2k when I double click a .pl file it opens notepad to edit it.
> when I right click and choose open with-> perl5.6.0 it runs it.
> as simple as it gets.. and I don't know why you had to build it with
> VC++. I have one computer with activeperl and the pther with the
> "normal" perl and they both run great, never installed VC++
> Richard Taylor wrote:
> > Hello group,
> > I've been watching for quite a while and finally downloaded, compiled
(with VC++ -- had to do it the hard way), tested and installed Perl for
> > I've succesfully set it up so that when I'm in cmd.exe I can cd to my
the directory my perl file is in and run a script.
> > Is there anything I can do to make it any easier. What I'd really like
is if I could hit the browse button in my IDE and have it open cmd.exe and
run the script. Currently, it gives me a download prompt (if I download the
script it opens a dos window for a moment nothing more).
> > Any other suggestions for configuring Perl for ease of use on windows
> > Thanks,
> > Richard
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