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I'm trying to compile a Perl source and I can't seem to find a version of nmake that works with Windows 7 64 bit. I've searched all over Microsoft's website and my Googlefu seems to be failing me. Can I use a different compiler- if so suggestions/resources? I'm a native Linux user so pardon my ignorance

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NMake is part of Microsoft's build tools for building C++ projects. You can get nmake as well as the MSVC++ compiler by downloading Visual C++ Express. Visual C++ Express runs perfectly fine on Windows 7.

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To get the 64 bit version of nmake (for Windows 7) you can also install the Windows SDK. It will install nmake.exe to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\bin on Windows 7 without prompting for an alternate directory.

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A version of nmake which is compatible with Windows 7 also comes with xampp: Or you can try here:

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