activestate perl on cygwin

Kevin T Cella
Fri Jan 12 12:39:00 GMT 2007

> [snip] but the point of this little story is that you
> are short sighted if you believe that the only platform you'll
> encounter and thus need to deal with is Windows...

I agree completely. This is for personal use.

> As has been pointed out to you already there is Win32 modules for
> Cygwin's Perl.

Sorry, I missed that.

> Although this is thorough off topic, perhaps you can explain it better
> to me as I don't use ActiveState therefore I don't see what you are
> claiming. Exactly which "full path" is expanded to "what" and passed to
> (guess) ActiveState Perl interpreter as, again, what? Is it $0 that you
> speak of that may be a Cygwin path? I'm confused however if it is $0
> then why couldn't that also be handled in the Perl script?

The error is as follows:

[~] $ 
Can't open perl script "/home/kcella/bin/": No such file or

[~] $ ls -l /home/kcella/bin/ 
-rwxr-xr-x 1 kcella None 651 Jan 12 07:33 /home/kcella/bin/

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