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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • As I mentioned yesterday on #win32, this is most excellent >:)

  • If you have the MinGW C compiler, which you will if you're using Strawberry Perl, then you should try to use it with a recent port of ActivePerl for Windows. Since a few releases, they include a module, ActivePerl::Config, that overrides the settings in Config.pm, to use whatever C compiler they detect you have (and they support).

    And the reason I don't use Strawberry Perl, is because it includes the MinGW compiler. I have a working installation, and I don't want them to mess with it.
    • Thanks for the comment. I have used MinGW + ASPerl before. It works pretty well, too.

      The idea to make the mingw installation that comes with strawberry optional might be good. Or not. I'm not sure whether it's more valuable to be flexible or more valuable to have a reliable base installation which is certain to have a C compiler...

      Steffen
      • Think of it this way: for every minor upgrade of Strawberry Perl, it will include (archive is 24MB), and reinstall the C compiler.