1. What is the differences between Perl file extensions of .pl and .plx? Any real significance out there in the real world? Is one extension more Unix specific and the other extension, Win32 platform specific?
2. To execute (run, kick off, start) a Perl script or a Perl application on a Win32 platform does one always have to use the command "perl somescript.pl"?
3. Anyone here read and used the "Perl for Windows Application" book (Schwartz I think)? Would it be worth it to buy it? Seems kind of outdated (circa 1997 or so), but might be worth it overall.
I have searched various resources for explicit answers to these questions, but have found none. I can "assume" by inference that one must issue a "perl somescript.pl" command versus, say, just typing in the script name or @somescript
, but it has not been explicitly stated in the material that I have browsed.
A lot of the material I read seems to be perl cgi specific (understand why). I'm primarily only interested in first learning how to manipulate and use Perl to my advantage on a Windows platform at this time.
Since Perl is an interpreter I assume the command must be issued. Is Unix Perl version different in terms of execution, i.e., starting a script? In the back of my mind it seems it is, but am not totally sure. Probably have my wires crossed here.
Thanks in advance.