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  • by stro (8937) on 2008.11.26 12:08 (#66015) Homepage

    There are 14,068 CPAN distributions with at least one PASS grade for Perl 5.8.8. Also, about 13,000 distributions are available as PPM packages. So, Perl on Windows can do almost all the same as Perl on Unix. With Cygwin, I bet exactly the same.

    I've been using Windows as primary development platform during last 7.5 years (with Linux, AIX, FreeBSD and Windows as target platforms) and didn't find any _vital_ thing that doesn't work in Windows environment.
    Moreover, having different systems for development and production quickly teaches developer to think cross-platform.