Yes sir, we’ve got trouble.. with a capitol T, and that rhymes with P, and that stands for Perl…

http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2005/04/21/win32ole.html

I know. It’s been around forever.. the elephant lurking in the corner. Two technologies that I’ve used extensively on their own, but somehow never mixed.

Until today. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I only publish the link because I’m sure a lot of my three readers are perlsters, and perhaps have never thought about how powerful a tool perl can be in win32 land. I first noticed some of it’s capabilities when writing a perl script to do symlink management for my girlfrancรฉe. It’s capable of automating filesystem manipulation in ways that aren’t even easy – or obvious – in MFC or .NET. Yes, the digital duct tape language knows no bounderies. (Thanks, in part, to the good people over at ActiveState)

One Response to “Yes sir, we’ve got trouble.. with a capitol T, and that rhymes with P, and that stands for Perl…”

  1. ClintJCL Says:

    I haven’t used perl under anything but win32 in the 2000s ๐Ÿ™‚ ActiveState rules… I Just wish I could get rid of the DLL error that pops up and stops most of my code until I click ‘ok’, but it would require re-installing perl from scratch and i’m not really willing to do that because some of the libraries i depend on are really hard to get installed if the activestate people didn’t make a package for it (which they haven’t, for a lot of CPAN)

    i was amazed i could follow that article ๐Ÿ™‚

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