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Re: Learning Perl
To be fair, it's very unclear whether that's cygwin's or CPAN.pm's fault.
Or whether it's some artefact of the manner in which CPAN.pm passes the path
to the environment.
I've used both (cygwin and ActiveState) for years, though. Initially, I got
cygwin just for Perl, because at that time the ActiveState version did not
do the various low-level emulations needed for fork() and select(3) to
work, while obviously cygwin provided these in the environment.
I've generally used ActiveState for stuff sitting on the network that users
need to have available, though at times I've used cygwin for that too,
juggling paths and dlls and so forth. Things that need GUIs under Windows
that users other than me will use, obviously I do with ActiveState perl,
otherwise is Just Too Hard. Of course, most of these end up growing into
web-based thingummies, and can therefore live on a real unix machine.