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Author Topic: Tools that let you package Perl programs into standalone executable  (Read 3150 times)

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This tutorial outlines the steps you need to take in order to compile your perl scripts into standalone executables. There are a few ways to do this, including the commerical Perl2Exe, and packages such as PerlBin and App::Packer, and a tool called perlcc. I have had the most luck using a free perl module called PAR, which packs perl code into a single .exe file, including all DLLs and other dependencies, so that is what I will discuss here.



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Re: Tools that let you package Perl programs into standalone executable
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2006, 11:42:00 AM »
Very interesting. Is there any speed difference between a compiled exe and running the script over the perl exe? Is it really compiled? Or is it just script+interpreter in an exe?

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Re: Tools that let you package Perl programs into standalone executable
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2006, 01:20:51 PM »
Very interesting. Is there any speed difference between a compiled exe and running the script over the perl exe? Is it really compiled? Or is it just script+interpreter in an exe?
My guess is script+interpreter...

But perhaps with Perl6+Parrot, "real" compilation might be possible?

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