Perl Resource Kit -- Win32 Edition
By Erik Olson, Brian Jepson, David Futato, Dick Hardt
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 1998
Pages: 1

The Perl Resource Kit -- Win32 Edition is an essential tool for Perl programmers who are expanding their platform expertise to include Win32, and for Win32 Webmasters and system administrators who have discovered the power and flexibility of Perl. The Kit contains some of the latest commercial Win32 Perl software from Dick Hardt's ActiveState Tool Corp., along with a collection of Perl modules that run on Win32, and a definitive documentation set from O'Reilly.The Perl Resource Kit -- Win32 Edition provides: Over 1800 pages of in-depth documentation covering hundreds of Perl modules and detailed instructions on the new Win32 Perl software. The books in the Kit are not available elsewhere and include:

  • Programming with Perl Modules, by Erik Olson
  • Perl Module Reference, two volumes compiled and edited by David Futato
A CD-ROM containing the complete Perl for Win32 5.005 distribution, plus new commercial Win32 Perl software, including:

  • Perl debugger (enables easy location of bugs and swift verification of your scripts)
  • Visual Package Manager (enhances installation of hundreds of certain Perl modules that run on Win32)
  • PerlCOM (enables access to Perl scripts as COM objects)
  • PerlCtrl (turns a Perl script into an ActiveX control)
  • Network Install (enables installation on a network)
  • Win32 Perl Help from O'Reilly and other tools for Perl developers
The Perl Resource Kit, Win32 Edition, is brought to you by the premier publisher of Perl and Windows books and documentation, O'Reilly & Associates.
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Comments about oreilly Perl Resource Kit -- Win32 Edition:

I purchased this kit over a year ago.

It was and still is a bargain when installing Perl on any WIN32 machine.

Sure, the Perl needs updating as soon as you can get on line, but the PPM sure saves a lot of trouble.

This is not for a person with no programming experience.

Perl is a scripting language which is used on the internet and can perform many routines on a win32 machine better than DOS.

The PDK is included free, needs upgrading, which is also free if you buy this kit.

Yes you can download the Perl and also all the packages on the net, individually, but time and connections can divert your attentions and you will never get the full benefit of Perl.

I recommend this package to persons desiring to get Perl up and running in the shortest period possible and it is absolutely a must for those machines with a slow modem connection to the web.

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