Jul 20, 2010, 4:25 AM
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I'm new to Perl and programming languages in general. I have some experience of using the command prompt while learning to use Linux.
Setting up Perl
I have just installed ActivePerl on my Windows 7 computer and I'm trying to follow the 'Learning Perl' book (Schwartz & Phoenix).
In chapter 1 (yes, shamefully I get stuck here!), it asks to type in 'perldoc -u -f atan2' as a command, but the command is not recognized. I also tried typing in 'perl -v', as suggested by an online tutorial, and get the same problem.
I also had an odd problem with the 'Hello, world!' script. It loaded with Perl, but the window it was printed in only appeared for a fraction of a second before vanishing again. How can I make it stay visible?