Getting started with ActivePerl

What is ActivePerl?

ActivePerl is a quality-assured binary build of Perl, available for AIX, HP-UX, Linux, macOS, Solaris, and Windows.

The complete ActivePerl Package contains:

  • Perl: Binary of core perl distribution
  • Perl Package Manager: Perl extension installer and manager
  • Complete online documentation

The Windows version also includes:

  • Perl for ISAPI: An IIS plug-in that makes Perl CGI scripts run faster
  • PerlScript: An ActiveX scripting engine, like that used for JavaScript or VBScript, but with a Perl interpreter
  • PerlEz: Embedded Perl

Troubleshooting ActivePerl

ActivePerl includes a collection of Frequently Asked Questions about ActivePerl. The FAQ is a valuable source of distilled information about using Perl. It is a must read!

The Perl FAQ, which is also included in the ActivePerl documentation, answers many questions regarding the use of Perl.

Search the ActivePerl mailing list archives for information about your problem. Check to see if your question has already been answered in the FAQs or documentation before posting.

See What’s included for additional sources of information.