Least painful is not the same as polished, and Strawberry perl is far from polished.
Strawberry Perl Support
A quick word before we continue...
Strawberry Perl is a community-driven Open Source project, which means that most of the people directly involved have jobs, families and/or other commitments beyond just Strawberry.
In situations where you simply MUST have commercial support for operations or policy reasons (you know who you are) Strawberry may not be your best option. While their ActivePerl distribution may not have CPAN support out the box, ActiveState does offers support on commercial terms and can be modified to do most things that Strawberry can, albeit with some effort
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