What Is ActivePerl?
This section describes what is ActivePerl - a free Perl engine for Windows, Linux and other platforms developed by ActiveState.
ActivePerl is a Perl engine developed by ActiveState supporting multiple platforms including Windows and Linux.
ActiveState provides, free to the community, the ActivePerl binary packages, which include:
- Perl, the binary core distribution of the Perl engine.
- The Perl Package Manager, for installing Perl extension modules.
- Complete documentation.
The Windows version of ActivePerl also includes:
- Perl for ISAPI, an IIS plug-in that runs Perl CGI scripts faster.
- PerlEz, for embedding Perl the easy way.
ActiveState also offers a non-free version, ActivePerl Enterprise, with extra features.
For more information on ActivePerl,
visit ActivePerl home page at
Table of Contents
About This Book
Perl on Linux Systems
►ActivePerl on Windows Systems
►What Is ActivePerl?
Installing ActivePerl v5.18.1 on Windows Systems
Running Perl Scripts on Windows Systems
Installing ActivePerl v5.8.8 on Windows Systems
Data Types: Values and Variables
Expressions, Operations and Simple Statements
User Defined Subroutines
Perl Built-in Debugger
Name Spaces and Perl Module Files
Symbolic (or Soft) References
Hard References - Addresses of Memory Objects
Objects (or References) and Classes (or Packages)
Typeglob and Importing Identifiers from Other Packages
String Built-in Functions and Performance
File Handles and Data Input/Output
Open Files in Binary Mode
Open Directories and Read File Names
File System Functions and Operations
Image and Picture Processing
Using DBM Database Files
Using MySQL Database Server
Socket Communication Over the Internet
XML::Simple Module - XML Parser and Generator
XML Communication Model
SOAP::Lite - SOAP Server-Client Communication Module
Perl Programs as IIS Server CGI Scripts
CGI (Common Gateway Interface)
XML-RPC - Remote Procedure Call with XML and HTTP
RPC::XML - Perl Implementation of XML-RPC
Integrating Perl with Apache Web Server
CGI.pm Module for Building Web Pages
LWP::UserAgent and Web Site Testing
Converting Perl Script to Executable Binary
Managing Perl Engine and Modules on macOS
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