[texworks] inconsistens because of help-files?

Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sat Aug 20 20:37:35 CEST 2011

Charlie Sharpsteen wrote:

> If using Windows and MiKTeX, you may want to use `texify` 
> instead of `latexmk` as `latexmk` is a Perl script and will 
> require that a Perl interpreter be installed.  Most UNIX/Linux 
> boxes come with Perl pre-installed or make it trivial to obtain 
> through a package manager---this is not the case for Windows.

Personally speaking, I have never used (nor wanted to use)
TeXify, LaTeXMK or any similar pre-scripted approach, simply
because I prefer to (a) think about, and (b) be in control
of, whatever set of activities I am about to perform.  That
said, obtaining a good reliable Perl for Windows could not
be simpler : just visit the ActiveState web site and follow
their instructions for downloading and installing Active Perl.

Philip Taylor

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