- Hi dear Friends ...
Recently, I've downloaded the GNU Win II CD (it contains only free
software for Windows) and I found another Perl Interpreter. It calls
SiePerl. I have not installed on my machine yet, but I don't think it is
better than activeState Perl (which one I did not know it was not free).
Can anybody tell me something about ....
- From: Frederiko dos Santos Costa <fredec@...>
> Recently, I've downloaded the GNU Win II CD (it contains only freeNever heard of SiePerl. Google says:
> software for Windows) and I found another Perl Interpreter. It calls
> SiePerl. I have not installed on my machine yet, but I don't think it
> is better than activeState Perl (which one I did not know it was not
> Can anybody tell me something about ....
The binary version of perl (SiePerl) that is provided here was built
by Siemens Business Services and comes under a free license but has
no support. A commercially maintained version can be downloaded from
Now, commercially maintained version doesn't mean you have to pay for
ActivePerl. It means that the company that made (compiled, stuffed
with goodies and packed) ActivePerl does sell support for it, that
ActiveState does maintain ActivePerl as part of their bussiness.
Which aparently cannot be said about Siemens Business Services.
ActivePerl has many more users so I do think you should stick to it.
You are more likely to get help if something goes crazy.
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