[DFW.pm] Trouble running a simple perl program

Tommy Butler dfwpm at internetalias.net
Fri Jan 10 15:30:09 PST 2014

What's it like running on Windows 8?  Too early to tell?

--Tommy Butler, who runs everything on Linux

On 01/10/2014 05:27 PM, rickazevedo2 at lycos.com wrote:
> I installed the 32 bit version of strawberry instead of the 64 bit
> version.  Now I installed 64 bit, fixing the problem.  Yeah!
> on Jan 10, 2014, *Tommy Butler* <dfwpm at internetalias.net> wrote:
>     Don't run away too fast :-)
>     Let us know what you find out and how your journey progresses.  We
>     care about helping you succeed.  That's part of being a member of
>     our community.
>     --Tommy Butler
>     On 01/10/2014 04:14 PM, rickazevedo2 at lycos.com
>     <mailto:rickazevedo2 at lycos.com> wrote:
>>      I think I'm using Strawberry... will look at perlmonks.org.  thx
>>     on Jan 10, 2014, *Tommy Butler* <dfwpm at internetalias.net>
>>     <mailto:dfwpm at internetalias.net> wrote:
>>         I'm curious: Is there a particular reason why you are using
>>         ActiveState Perl instead of Strawberry?
>>         In addition to this list I aways recommend that questions be
>>         asked on www.perlmonks.org as well.  The site looks like it's
>>         straight out of the nineties, but it is actually tremendously
>>         useful.  They have a few resident Perl-On-Windows gurus too.
>>         --Tommy Butler
>>         On 01/10/2014 02:05 PM, rickazevedo2 at lycos.com
>>         <mailto:rickazevedo2 at lycos.com> wrote:
>>>         Sorry, but I have no idea.  Is the Perl executable in XP
>>>         compatibility mode?
>>>         on Jan 10, 2014, *John Fields* <wigthft at gmail.com>
>>>         <mailto:wigthft at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>             Well poo.  Getting the version worked on Wednesday night.
>>>             No,  because you are telling what you have (win8) to
>>>             treat the program as if it was running on XP.  Or to
>>>             actually be backward compatible for this one program.
>>>             Because win8 doesn't look back. Like a shark it has no neck.
>>>             (Futurama joke)
>>>             Try right clicking on the Perl.exe executable, select
>>>             properties, compatibility tab,  XP Service Pack 3 mode. 
>>>             Hmmmmmm.
>>>             On Jan 10, 2014 1:00 PM, <rickazevedo2 at lycos.com
>>>             <mailto:rickazevedo2 at lycos.com>> wrote:
>>>                 perl -v gave me the same error message.  Wouldn't XP
>>>                 Compatibility mode be wrong for Windows 8?
>>>                 on Jan 10, 2014, *John Fields* <wigthft at gmail.com
>>>                 <mailto:wigthft at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>                     Hmmm.  Just like Padre was doing at first.
>>>                     Let's recheck: run "Perl -v" and see if it still
>>>                     gives you the version number and the paragraph
>>>                     of text.
>>>                     That should still work.  If it doesn't then
>>>                     something is different since wed night.  May
>>>                     need to apply the XP Compatibility mode setting
>>>                     to the Perl.exe file under c:\strawberry since
>>>                     win8 makes life hard just because it seems.
>>>                     On Jan 10, 2014 11:10 AM,
>>>                     <rickazevedo2 at lycos.com
>>>                     <mailto:rickazevedo2 at lycos.com>> wrote:
>>>                         With the command line open, I type "perl
>>>                         helloworld.pl <http://helloworld.pl>" (the
>>>                         name of the file) and hit enter.  It gives
>>>                         me the "0xc000007" error message, refusing
>>>                         to execute the program.  I looked up answers
>>>                         online and a lot of them are "reboot the
>>>                         machine" "try reinstalling" etc.  I rebooted
>>>                         and it didn't fix anything.  A
>>>                         registry-fixer was recommended but I decided
>>>                         to uninstall it after installing.  It would
>>>                         be nice to have some help.  Thank you.  Rick
>>>                         Azevedo

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