Here are some ideas how to learn Perl. You be the judge as to who really started the war in that particular thread.
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Darryl A. J. Staflund
Joined: Oct 06, 2002
Hi there, Yep, ActiveState's implementation of Perl is great and it comes with some nice online documentation for all the important perldocs, modules, etc. Another Win32 implementation you can look at is the one that's part of the Cygwin distribution at http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin (I believe.) I haven't used it as much as ActiveState's implementation but should get the job done. Darryl
Joined: Mar 06, 2003
I'd recommend the "Open Perl IDE" available from SourceForge. It is simple, free, easy, includeds a debugger and has helped me learn perl. It has limitations, but for learning it works quite well. For some reason, it doesn't seem to play well with V5.8 of perl, so I'd download the 5.6.1. They may fixed it, but can't confirm that. Good luck. BTW: try cpan.org for a list of mailing lists for support and help. The beginner's list is high volume...