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

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Summary

Although OLE applications have become quite important, building the COM-based infrastructure for Win32 Perl has been empowered with the capability to tap into this pool of resources—OLE, COM, or whatever you want to call the technology quickly becoming the interface for managing a Windows machine (in particular NT boxes). Technologies such as Active Directory Services Interface (ADSI) and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) both rely on COM (refer to Chapter 9 of Win32 Perl Scripting: The Administrator’s Handbook) .

Perl’s Win32::OLE extension and its related modules not only give access to OLE-enabled applications, they also make COM interaction very easy by automatically handling variant creation and disassembly as well as dispatch ...

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