[Pdx-pm] Perl Development on Windows
jeff at vpservices.com
Fri Dec 24 12:31:49 CST 2004
David Pool wrote:
> I know someone who's going to be doing Perl development on Windows.
Emacs works fine on windows, including cperl-mode which does syntax
highlighting and you can also compile, run, and debug from within emacs.
Apache works fine. There's a free distro called BigApache that includes
an all-in-one apache-perl-mod_perl-MySQL-tomcat-PHP all built to work
together and a one-step install. Or you can just install each of those
individually from either source or binaries.
The cygwin utils are essential even if you don't end up installing all
of cygwin (cat,grep,more,ls, etc.).
PPM works well in some cases, especially if you do a bit of googling to
find additional repositories (modulename.ppd often finds what you need).
CPAN.pm works fine too for non-XS modules, get nmake.exe (free) from
The easiest way to install XS modules that don't have pre-built binaries
is with CPAN.pm and MSVC (since that's what ActiveState Perl is built
with). If you don't want to pay for it, MS now releases free versions
of most of it. The free version may present some incompatabilities, but
I've been able to use it to build DBI and other modules. See details
and download links for the free MSVC at my posting:
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