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Re: Installing Perl on a Windows PC

by hexcoder (Deacon)
on Jun 03, 2014 at 10:08 UTC ( #1088371=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Installing Perl on a Windows PC

I strongly suggest to avoid installation directory paths containing spaces.

The reason is:
later when adding modules, Makefiles generated by ExtUtils::MakeMaker most probably will not work. The needed extra quoting for spaces in nested Makefile variables is very complex and not supported by MakeMaker.

I often had this problem when being forced to use a company installed perl in C:\Program Files\...

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