davies has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm planning to upgrade my OS to a 64 bit version of Losedows to take full advantage of my hardware. Regular readers of my posts will know that I do a lot of stuff on Excel, and I have been unable to find Win64::OLE or anything that looks like it. Does this mean that I should use a 32 bit Perl version? Stick with a 32 bit OS? Any advice in this area would be appreciated before I do something irretrievable. I'm going to buy a new HDD today, so I'll be able to install to that & retain all my 32 bit stuff on my existing HDD, but the time will come when I will want to combine everything and I'm nervous.


John Davies