What's included in ActivePerl


The ActivePerl documentation includes the core Perl documentation, the Perl FAQ, and the ActivePerl User Guide (which contains information specific to ActivePerl, such as the Release Notes and ActivePerl component documentation).

The ActivePerl User Guide includes the following information:

  • Getting Started: This section contains a high-level introduction to ActivePerl, instructions on how to configure your web browser to support ActivePerl CGI scripts, and general information specific to ActivePerl, such as the Release Notes, Change Logs and the License and Copyright information.
  • ActivePerl Components: This section contains an overview of the ActivePerl components, as well as documentation of the major ActivePerl components, such as the OLE Browser, PerlScript, Perl for ISAPI, PerlEx and PerlEz.
  • ActivePerl FAQ: This section includes general ActivePerl Frequently Asked Questions pages, as well as several FAQs on Windows-related issues.
  • Windows Scripting: This section includes several pages documenting issues specific to writing ActivePerl scripts on Windows platforms.
  • Core Documentation, Programs, Pragmas and Modules These sections contain HTML versions of the PerlDoc or Man Page documentation for the Perl core, Perl programs, Perl pragmas, and Perl modules that are included with ActivePerl.

Perl documentation can also be accessed from the command line by using the perldoc command to display the embedded documentation for the specified module. For example:

perldoc <module_name>.pm


For installation-related support issues, check the ActivePerl Support forum and the ActivePerl Mailing List archives. If you do not find the answer to your problem, contact support@ActiveState.com for installation assistance.

Please submit bug reports and enhancement requests to support@ActiveState.com. All bug reports should be accompanied by one or more concrete examples that will help us reproduce the problem. Include all relevant information that you think will help us recreate the particular environment in which the bug was observed so that we can reproduce the issue.