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Jan 30, 2001, 7:58 PM

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windows 2000

i have recently updated from windows 98 to windows 2000 and i was wondering if i had to set up perl the same way as win 98?
and what is the line i type at the command prompt to debug my scripts

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May 6, 2001, 4:34 PM

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Re: windows 2000

Just install ActivePerl just like you did in 98 - and the perl debugger can be called by using the -d switch - check out perldebug for tons 'o info.

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Sep 8, 2001, 9:43 PM

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Re: windows 2000

two kinds of perl you can install, ActivePerl and IndigoStar's IndigoPerl. I don't think you will need to do any special thing to set them up. ActivePerl is most like a famous one under Win32 environment but IndigoPerl has it's own advantage. The major one is, it never write anything to your Register Database in the Win2K, so you can safely remove the whole directory if you don't want it. You can have multiple perl on on computer without affecting each other.

For debugging perl, you can use perl -d on the command line or you can set the environment variable PERL5DB=-d which will atomatically get in to debug shell when the program is invoked.