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Perl and EXE-Files

Jan
Hi!
I tested Perl2Exe and PerlApp, but the full versions are too expensive
for me...
Is there any cheap way to convert source code and modules to one
freestanding .EXE-File (Win32)?
Jan
Jul 19 '05 #1
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> Is there any cheap way to convert source code and modules to one
freestanding .EXE-File (Win32)?

There is no such a compiler. Even if it is very expencive noone can be
sure that .exe code will work properly. Perl is dinamic language and it
is almost unpossible to convert it to executable without havin an
interpreter core in resulting code.

By the way, Perl 6 may be considered as a exe-compiler if your main goal
of convertiong perl->exe is to increase speed of the programme.

Jul 19 '05 #2
On Mon, 20 Oct 2003 10:21:34 +0400, Andrew Shitov <an**@shitov.ru>
wrote:
Is there any cheap way to convert source code and modules to one
freestanding .EXE-File (Win32)?

There is no such a compiler. Even if it is very expencive noone can be
sure that .exe code will work properly. Perl is dinamic language and it


True, there is no such reliable compiler.
is almost unpossible to convert it to executable without havin an
interpreter core in resulting code.


however, neither Perl2Exe or PerlApp is a compiler. They both package
the source and modules and an interpreter core into one .exe that runs
just as the original source does.

And the Perl Archive Toolkit (PAR) which is on CPAN also does the same
for the low, low price of $0.

Alan Stewart

PS. why do these questions always come in waves??? Obviously some
readers don't even read the last few days before posting.
Jul 19 '05 #3
On Mon, 20 Oct 2003 18:00:54 -0700, Alan Stewart wrote:
On Mon, 20 Oct 2003 10:21:34 +0400, Andrew Shitov <an**@shitov.ru>
wrote:
Is there any cheap way to convert source code and modules to one
freestanding .EXE-File (Win32)?

There is no such a compiler. Even if it is very expencive noone can be
sure that .exe code will work properly. Perl is dinamic language and it


True, there is no such reliable compiler.
is almost unpossible to convert it to executable without havin an
interpreter core in resulting code.


however, neither Perl2Exe or PerlApp is a compiler. They both package
the source and modules and an interpreter core into one .exe that runs
just as the original source does.

And the Perl Archive Toolkit (PAR) which is on CPAN also does the same
for the low, low price of $0.

Alan Stewart

PS. why do these questions always come in waves??? Obviously some
readers don't even read the last few days before posting.


There is also PerlBin. However it doesn't package the script into
one file. It copies all the needed files into a folder.
Jul 19 '05 #4

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