Win32 Perl Awsomeness

This week's post was supposed to be about something entirely different, but I had a huge 'WOW!' moment today that I just need to share. So I had to write a quick web scraping script but I happened to be working on a new Win32 machine that did not have Perl installed yet. I installed the latest Strawberry Perl and since I did not have a text editor configured on that machine either decided I will get Padre as well. I typed cpan Padre and I watched all of Padre's dependencies install flawlessly without a hitch. For the first time ever. In my lifetime. (Padre itself did fail a bunch of tests, so in the end I had to force install it anyway, but Padre has never been advertised as stable software anyway).

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