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

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Different Perl Libraries

One of the first things you need to be familiar with is the Perl library directory. Perl maintains a directory of library files that are important and necessary for Perl. You might never write a script that uses any of these libraries, but you might download a script that will. Unlike its UNIX-like relatives, Win32 Perl’s directory names are not case sensitive. In other words, a directory that is named Perl could be spelled PERL, PerL, perl, or pErL. This is a feature of Win32, not Perl itself.

Older versions of Perl used only one library in which all modules and extensions resided. More recent versions of Perl make use of two different libraries: the default and site libraries. The default library is used for those ...

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