Win32 and Perl - WAS RE: [thelist] Co-Location: What do I need?

John Handelaar john at
Fri Jan 5 05:07:10 CST 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From: thelist-admin at
> [mailto:thelist-admin at]On Behalf Of Jacob Stetser
> Sent: 04 January 2001 23:41
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> Subject: RE: [thelist] Co-Location: What do I need?
> I would repeat what Jeff said, don't bother with MySQL and PHP and 
> Perl if you're on NT. Unless you need them, you're better off leaving 
> them alone and developing with what you have.

I'd contend that you, sir, are a cad :-)  for saying something
so dastardly.

MySQL/Win32 is stable and (now) GPL.

Activestate Perl had a *major* revision in the week before
Xmas and added support for about 1200 more CPAN modules.

It does work, it works *really* quickly, and if you're
stuck with NT it's a viable option.


(3 recent UF sites are NT4/IIS/Perl/MySQL hybrids and
they move like 5h!t off a shovel.)

John Handelaar

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