Need help with Perl/Tk

Andrew DeFaria
Thu Dec 13 15:38:00 GMT 2007

Michael Kairys wrote:
> "Andrew DeFaria" <> wrote in message 
> news:fjrh39$gej$
>> I'll say it again, it would be wonderful if Perl/Tk would work with 
>> regular win32 graphical elements but nobody has bothered to develop 
>> that.
> Well, ActiveState has :)
> ... and thank you for the explanation.
Yes but it has it's own peculiarities like non support of setsid, 
different debugger, different way to install modules, bad handling of 
signals (probably fixed by now), etc. Also, I'm not a big fan of piece 
mealing different tools and utilities together when I can get them all 
in a package that is designed to work together in a very well known 
manner from a long history of Unixen systems past. This way I don't need 
to keep tabs on various different packages, what patch level they are 
at, where I need to get each one and then deal with how well they do or 
don't work together. IOW I'd rather not install Putty, then Reflection 
X, then TerraTerm then ActiveState when I can get all of those directly 
through Cygwin and they all work well together - just like, or close to, 
how they work on say Linux. Granted, as I said, it would be nice if 
Cygwin's Perl/Tk could do native win32 widgets...
Andrew DeFaria <>
As I always say "I never repeat myself"

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