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Win32 Perl Programming: The Standard Extensions, Second Edition by Dave Roth

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Summary

The history of the various Win32 versions is long and twisted, with many interesting details. With all the changes made to Perl over the past few years to make it successfully run on the Win32 platform, it is no wonder that there are gaps in documentation and in the general understanding of the issues surrounding it.

One of the benefits of using Win32 Perl over other scripting utilities (such as batch files) is that the programmer is not limited to what the language is capable of. Perl has long had the capability to extend itself by making use of other languages such as C. By extending, Perl programmers are provided the promise of true Win32 integration.

Each discrete extension that Win32 Perl uses is, within itself, a library of functionality ...

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