icon Top 9 categories map      RocketAware > Perl >


Tips: Browse or Search all pages for efficient awareness of Perl functions, operators, and FAQs.


Search Perl pages


By activity
Professions, Sciences, Humanities, Business, ...

User Interface
Text-based, GUI, Audio, Video, Keyboards, Mouse, Images,...

Text Strings
Conversions, tests, processing, manipulation,...

Integer, Floating point, Matrix, Statistics, Boolean, ...

Algorithms, Memory, Process control, Debugging, ...

Stored Data
Data storage, Integrity, Encryption, Compression, ...

Networks, protocols, Interprocess, Remote, Client Server, ...

Hard World
Timing, Calendar and Clock, Audio, Video, Printer, Controls...

File System
Management, Filtering, File & Directory access, Viewers, ...



Perl 5.004 now includes support for building a ``native'' perl under Windows NT, using the Microsoft Visual C++ compiler (versions 2.0 and above) or the Borland C++ compiler (versions 5.02 and above). The resulting perl can be used under Windows 95 (if it is installed in the same directory locations as it got installed in Windows NT). This port includes support for perl extension building tools like the MakeMaker manpage and h2xs, so that many extensions available on the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) can now be readily built under Windows NT. See http://www.perl.com/ for more information on CPAN, and README.win32 for more details on how to get started with building this port.

There is also support for building perl under the Cygwin32 environment. Cygwin32 is a set of GNU tools that make it possible to compile and run many UNIX programs under Windows NT by providing a mostly UNIX-like interface for compilation and execution. See README.cygwin32 for more details on this port, and how to obtain the Cygwin32 toolkit.

Source: what's new for perl5.004
Copyright: Larry Wall, et al.
Next: Plan 9

Previous: Support for More Operating Systems

(Corrections, notes, and links courtesy of RocketAware.com)

[Overview Topics]

Up to: PERL

Rapid-Links: Search | About | Comments | Submit Path: RocketAware > Perl > perldelta/Win32.htm
RocketAware.com is a service of Mib Software
Copyright 2000, Forrest J. Cavalier III. All Rights Reserved.
We welcome submissions and comments