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RE: activestate perl on cygwin

> Actually, being technical about this and looking at your OP there is no 
> question there at all! Search for it. Look for a question mark. There is 
> none. There is merely the sentence "Please advise" and that's what you

Congratulations! I was wondering when someone would point that out; and
for the record, "?".

> "I can't use this pair of pliers to tow this boat. Please advise". - 
> Well how about cha use a tow instead?


>> Seeing as how you don't know what common tasks I am trying to 
>> automate, I don't see how you can presume to know the scripts do not 
>> have to be written in a Windows specific way.

>It's pretty much a given unless you simply insist on doing it in a 
>Windows specific way.

My operating system is Windows and therefore many of my applications are
only compatible with Windows. In order to interact with the application
through their SDKs, I need to use Win32 modules.

> I gave you an answer for your "short term solution". If you insist on 
> using a Windows oriented product such as ActiveState then fire up cmd 
> and type in Windows specific path names to your Windows only ActiveState 
> Perl scripts. Where's the problem?

I'm lazy, it's inconvenient.

>> Executing a script That appears in my $PATH will automatically expand 
>> using cygwin style pathing.

> This statement doesn't even make sense. What exactly is expanding? If 
> you type 'C:\\Cygwin\\tmp\\file' and echoes out 
> the first arg what do *you* get?

That example I can simply handle in the application, but I mean more when
I invoke the script. When it is in my $PATH and I type, the
full path is expanded and passed to the interpreter with cygwin style paths.

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