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Question about ActivePerl



Jun 19, 2000, 2:24 PM

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Question about ActivePerl Can't Post

This may sound like a stupid question, but I have to ask. Just what is this ActivePerl? I've been writing/modifying perl scripts for my web sites off and on for a few years now, and I've seen this name thrown around a bit lately. From what I gather, it is part of the puzzle that would allow me to run scripts on my home machine before uploading them to my server. Is that correct? If so, where do I get it and what else is needed to do this? I would love to be able to develop "offline" and then upload.

A while back I installed perl on a win95 machine and was able to run command line stuff, but not through a browser. I suppose the reason for this was the lack of a server.
But now I am running NT 4 and to the best of my knowledge, the only server I have is ATG Dynamo but I really cant play with its configuation (too much) because it is set up for work. I guess I would need to install another server if that is possible.

If anyone has info they can pass on to a semi-newbie, that would be great.

Thanks (in advance)


Jun 19, 2000, 3:28 PM

Post #2 of 4 (8468 views)
Re: Question about ActivePerl [In reply to] Can't Post

ActivePerl is the most popular Win32 port of Perl by ActiveState.

If you run a recent version of Perl on a Win32 box (95, 98, NT, or 2000) you're probably using ActivePerl.

There are other Win32 ports though, including the suspiciously like-named DynamicPerl by DynamicState.


Jun 19, 2000, 3:29 PM

Post #3 of 4 (8468 views)
Re: Question about ActivePerl [In reply to] Can't Post

BTW, is ATG Dynamo any good?


Jun 19, 2000, 6:12 PM

Post #4 of 4 (8468 views)
Re: Question about ActivePerl [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the info... I think I may try to sneak it onto my machine. My IT department don't like you to install stuff yourself... But I do all the time. I try to use my down time at work to work on my other "job" and I think this would save me some time.. maybe not.

BTW, where I work, TheDailyApple, we use Dynamo for our servers and from what I can tell...ATG Dynamo kicks ass if you know how to use it. But I have heard that it is $$$$ per seat. Not something the average joe can afford. It is very good with the dynamic creation of pages and reusing source. I just don't understand a lot of the java/bean stuff yet. But for the people here that do...damn they kick ass! If you go to ATG you can get a list of sites that use it.



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