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:

The Windows version of ActivePerl also includes:

ActiveState also offers a non-free version, ActivePerl Enterprise, with extra features.

For more information on ActivePerl, visit ActivePerl home page.

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

 Converting Perl Script to Executable Binary

 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

 References

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