- Strawberry Perl: A 100% Open Source Perl for Windows that is exactly the same as Perl everywhere else; this includes using modules from CPAN, without the need for binary packages.
- DWIM Perl: A 100% Open Source Perl for Windows, based on Strawberry Perl. It aims to include as many useful CPAN modules as possible. It even comes with Padre, the Perl IDE.
Perl is likely already installed. Run
perl -v to check which version you have.
If your version is older than v5.14.0, or you would like to try out newer versions
of Perl 5, take a look at 'Other Options'.
If you are using Fedora/Red Hat/CentOS, some core modules are not included with Perl.
yum install perl-core command to install them.
perlbrew: A tool to manage multiple perl installations
$HOMEdirectory. They are completely isolated perl universes.
- plenv: Installs perls under your home directory and lets you install modules locally, and allows you to switch to arbitrary perl versions on your shell.
- ActivePerl Community Edition: A free, ready-to-install Perl distribution for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, designed for community developers or open source projects that are not business- or mission-critical.
Help us explain this better! File a GitHub issue at https://github.com/exercism/perl5/issues if you have suggestions, or submit a patch with improvements to the https://github.com/exercism/perl5/blob/master/docs/INSTALLATION.md file.