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

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Chapter 12. Common Mistakes and Troubleshooting

This chapter investigates the common traps and pitfalls that plague Win32 Perl users, in particular when using the Win32 extensions.

All programmers have to look out for certain perils and pitfalls inherent to a programming language. Perl is no exception to this phenomenon. With Win32 Perl being in a state of constant change, it is inevitable that there will be problems.

Volumes could be written regarding all the possible issues, caveats, and exceptions that a Win32 Perl programmer must consider when coding. Instead, this chapter covers some of the more common problems that have hit the newsgroups and email listservers. The chances are good that most coders have stumbled upon some, if not all, ...

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