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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Perl on Windows sux unless you have a compiler. ActivePerl can detect and use MinGW. So, you can have a free compiler to use with perl. There is always the MSVC route though :)
    • I had hoped that Strawberry Perl would work as it comes with MinGW, but it wasn't very happy. Cygwin does dome with gcc but not everything compiles as you would expect. In the end I used a binary provided by the module owner which solved the problem in the short term. However you look at it though Windows is a naff development environment when compared to something that is actually complete like Linux.

      To be honest I'd rather not be using Windows at all but in this case I don't have much of an option...

      -- "It's not magic, it's work..."