[Israel.pm] nmake problem

Roey Almog (Infoneto Ltd) almog at infoneto.co.il
Wed Dec 9 14:50:19 PST 2009

Actually to work with CPAN modules using ActiveSate all you need is a
C Compiler. Visual C++ will do the trick
It has both nmake and C compiler, There is a free version for it
(Visual C++ Express).

Anyway ActiveState has something called PPM that enables you to
install pre-packaged/compiled Perl CPAN modules.  from our experience
if you cannot find a ready made PPM package for a module chances are
you will not be able to use it on Win32.
There are several PPM repositories more info

Regarding differences between Strawberry & AcitveState:

ActiveState provide commercial support and some very interesting tools
(PerlApp, PerlSvc PerlNET etc...) and try to make things simple (need
a module just point and click....)

Strawberry try to provide Win32 Perl programmers with UNIX Perl look
and feel (make, make test, make install.... more or less)

We use ActiveState mainly because of their ASPN subscription (online
books, tools, IDE etc...)


On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 3:52 PM, Amir E. Aharoni
<amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 14:22, Chanan Berler <bc.other at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > thanks again....looks like i will be the only one around me who works with perl
> > Promise, cross my heart to use strict this time :-)
> >
> > Never thought about it, am used to work with ActiveState...let me try
> > workign with it...
> > PS: is it all compatible ? then why are there 2 perl flavors ?
> >
> It is designed to be *more* compatible with CPAN, if that's what
> you're asking. I suppose that it's not any less compatible with
> Windows than ActivePerl is.
> And that's also the reason for making another flavor - ActivePerl
> wasn't compatible enough with CPAN. (That's how i understand it, feel
> free to correct me.)
> And there are more than 2 flavors for Windows - there's also Cygwin, a
> Unix-like working environment that runs on top of Windows (not a VM).
> It includes bash, Perl, gcc and many more familiar tools from Unix. I
> use it a lot, although it has its problems, too.
> --
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