in reply to Installing Perl on a Windows PC

I was recently looking to install perl on my windows machine in order to learn perl and CGI scripting. After I'd installed ActivePerl I then had to find a webserver to use. XAMPP installed and configured both perl and apache in one go, I'd recommend beginners go straight for that if you're just looking to quickly set up a learning environment

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Re^2: Installing Perl on a Windows PC
by marto (Cardinal) on Apr 15, 2008 at 13:37 UTC
    Does XAMPP install a c compiler? The reason I ask is that I would suggest going for Strawberry Perl since I have used it for quite some time (for both business and personal use) with no problems. Being able to use CPAN on windows is a great thing, even if you are just starting out. Installing Strawberry Perl is painless.

    I think that using the Strawberry Perl installer and installing/configuring Apache would be worth the extra effort since, had the user never installed/configured Apache my themselves (by this I mean configure httpd.conf etc themselves) then IMHO it is good to know how to do this sort of thing.

    N.B. for further information about Perl on the Windows platform see

Re^2: Installing Perl on a Windows PC
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 15, 2008 at 13:51 UTC