If all you want to learn is Perl and you are using a Windows machine, stick
with ActivePerl from the ActiveState web site. Its better supported than
other Windows 'Perl' products and it is a very easy install. Just run the
install program and accept all the defaults and you'll have it running in a
couple of minutes.
I have installed Indigoperl and its a good product (actually, a suite of
products) that I haven't had any problems with.
You'll get more than you need because it not only installs Perl, but an
Apache Web Server, Mod_Perl, PHP, etc.
It pretty much installs "out of the box" and if you want all the bells &
whistles on a Windows machine, for development purposes only, its definitely
the way to go for someone comfortable with Perl and moving into web
applications (as a beginner). http://www.indigostar.com/indigoperl.htm
I tinker with web development and wanted mod_perl, so that's why I installed
it. I wouldn't recommend it for a production platform because it runs on
Windows (and I'm NOT a Windows fan), but I have ported code directly from my
Windows machine and ran it on my Linux server (hosted service) with no
My recommendation, for what its worth, is to stick with ActiveState until
you are comfortable with Perl and then add the other stuff (Apache,
mod_perl, etc.) because you could spend hours chasing relatively simple
problems if you don't know the basics.
I hope this helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: "AlmaJoe" <azraelle@...>
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2005 6:01 PM
Subject: [other] [PBML] running command-line perl on win2k
> Between activeperl and indigoperl, which one is easiest to install and
> setup so as to be able to test perl programs? I am learning perl at
> Dixie State College in southern utah, usa, but at present the only way
> to run my programs is through "putty" to the school's LINUX servers.
> I would like to be able to run programs I have written in EditPad Pro
> without having to copy/paste the raw script over my flaky internet
> connection into emacs. Any pointers as to how best to set either one
> up whould be much appreciated as well.
> Thanks, AJ Wilkinson, aka azraelle@...
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