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All,

Please find the attached binaries for Perl 5.12.4

These binaries were distributed freely by Microsoft in its Hardware Certification Kit and still contain the original Perl5 licensing agreement (curious if they modified the source and where it is though).

Perl and its core modules are distributable (and re-distributable) under a variety of open source licensing options. I've chosen to publish the Perl binaries here under GPLv1 - specifically section 3c. I have received no information regarding the location of the source code. I can only presume this came from the Perl 5.12.4 development repository (http://dev.perl.org/)

If anyone feels I have violated any licensing agreement, I will happily remove the binaries.

Enjoy!

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C:\Perl>perl -v

This is perl 5, version 12, subversion 4 (v5.12.4) built for MSWin32-ARM-multi-thread

Copyright 1987-2010, Larry Wall

Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic License or the
GNU General Public License, which may be found in the Perl 5 source kit.

Complete documentation for Perl, including FAQ lists, should be found on
this system using "man perl" or "perldoc perl".  If you have access to the
Internet, point your browser at http://www.perl.org/, the Perl Home Page.
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23rd June 2013, 01:22 PM |#2  
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A completely useable development language for Windows RT (no jailbreak required!) .. and less than 15 downloads.. ?..

Not a lot of Perl fans here I guess.. . Ha!
23rd June 2013, 06:46 PM |#3  
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I dont actually know anyone that knows perl :P
23rd June 2013, 10:09 PM |#4  
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I dont actually know anyone that knows perl :P

ouch. you just made me feel old...
ha..
23rd June 2013, 11:26 PM |#5  
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I was wondering, who still use Perl and for what?

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It works like a charm.
24th June 2013, 09:08 AM |#6  
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I was wondering, who still use Perl and for what?

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It works like a charm.

supposedly: amazon.com, BBC.co.uk and Ticketmaster all use it in their CGI scripts. I guess if your a company with a script written in perl 18 years ago but it still works, well, why fix what isn't broke?
Looking around it seems it was pretty popular wherever text needed to be parsed in particular ways.
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It was a popular choice for web apps in the early days of such things, since modifying text (including HTML) is something the language is pretty great at. On a more user-ish level, it's still reasonably commonly used for little "do something more complex than a shell script but simpler / more hackable than is worth a full executable binary" tools, but python has largely displaced it there. The *nix community uses it a lot more than the Windows community, too.
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All,

Please find the attached binaries for Perl 5.12.4

These binaries were distributed freely by Microsoft in its Hardware Certification Kit and still contain the original Perl5 licensing agreement (curious if they modified the source and where it is though).

Perl and its core modules are distributable (and re-distributable) under a variety of open source licensing options. I've chosen to publish the Perl binaries here under GPLv1 - specifically section 3c. I have received no information regarding the location of the source code. I can only presume this came from the Perl 5.12.4 development repository (http://dev.perl.org/)

If anyone feels I have violated any licensing agreement, I will happily remove the binaries.

Enjoy!

Awesome... Thanks for posting!
20th October 2013, 03:38 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by SixSixSevenSeven

supposedly: amazon.com, BBC.co.uk and Ticketmaster all use it in their CGI scripts. I guess if your a company with a script written in perl 18 years ago but it still works, well, why fix what isn't broke?
Looking around it seems it was pretty popular wherever text needed to be parsed in particular ways.

When I worked at level 3 we still used Perl all over the place. It still technically 'runs the internet' as the saying used to go - as level 3 owns the AS1 network (largest segment of the internet).

I still use perl today for formatting files quickly or backend systems dev, though for other types of development I typically use something else these days.
22nd October 2013, 07:01 AM |#10  
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Sadly, there isn't an RT 8.1-signed version of Perl out there that I know of. The RT version of Perl has a nice security hole that could be exploited to bootstrap a jailbreak on 8.0, but not 8.1 if you can't run it >.<

Oh well, my PowerShell exploit is enough.
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22nd October 2013, 09:44 AM |#11  
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When I worked at level 3 we still used Perl all over the place. It still technically 'runs the internet' as the saying used to go - as level 3 owns the AS1 network (largest segment of the internet).

I still use perl today for formatting files quickly or backend systems dev, though for other types of development I typically use something else these days.

It might have fallen out of favour with alot of people, but it still has its place in the world.
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