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    Perl Interpreter

    Hi, i have had problems using a perl interpreter in C, and i wondered if anyone had any tips.

    Basically, ActiveState's version gives me a whole load of errors from handy.h and im not sure if it all compiles correctly.

    Gurusamy Sarathy's version works, but perl.lib is corrupted and so it can't compile.

    Does anyone know which is the best version to use? Thanx,

    - Aldarn.

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    I use ActiveState's precompiled binary. It works well for me.
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    Ooh ooh - lets play a game of guessing which OS and compiler you're using, then see if your choice of lib makes any sense whatsoever.

    Not to mention the psychic abilities needed to figure out what the hell "gives me a whole load of errors" actually means.

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    As mentioned in my last post i use MSVC 6, and Windows XP obviously.

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    > Hi, i have had problems using a perl interpreter in C, and i wondered if anyone had any tips.
    No compiler mentioned, perhaps RTFM would help.

    > Basically, ActiveState's version gives me a whole load of errors from handy.h and im not sure if it all compiles correctly.
    Nope, no mention there of a compiler.
    Activestate quotes for perl "Industry-standard Perl distribution for AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, and Windows".
    Can't infer your OS/Compiler from that.

    > Gurusamy Sarathy's version works, but perl.lib is corrupted and so it can't compile.
    Still no sign of which compiler here either.

    > Does anyone know which is the best version to use? Thanx,
    Full house - no comment

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    I assumed that the OP was using Windows, since most *NIX systems come with Perl already installed.

    ActivePerl can be found here: http://www.activestate.com/Products/ActivePerl/?mp=1.
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