Perl on Windows NT machines

Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 13:40:43 -0400 (EDT)
To: hajic@cs.jhu.edu
Cc: gsm@loon.cs.jhu.edu
Subject: Active Perl

Hi Dr. Hajic,
I just wanted to let you know that I spoke to Steve DeBlasio who
manages the new NT CS lab, and I got him to install Active State's Active
Perl (a perl compiler) on the Lab machines. It will not be ready however
for about a week. (they have to push the new master image with ActivePerl
out to the machines). Students can therefor use the NT machines to
develop, write and test there programs.
To run, just go to a command prompt and use "perl file1.pl". They
can use any of the editors on the NT machines, including Microsoft VC++ to
edit the .pl files.
This should hopefully help with the stress sometimes experienced
when students run very long and trails on the UNIX machines. The new NT
machines are much faster and there are 30 of them, so there should
be plenty of resourses to run the perl assignments.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Jacob