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rje has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Dear PerlMonks:

I would love to have a Perl interpreter embedded into -- nay, even compiled into -- my current job-required-runtime, be it in the browser, or in a foreign VM (yes, the JVM springs to mind, and even (whispering softly)... iOS).

I am tired of being forced to use an embedded JavaScript interpreter, or Groovy, or a one-off LISP variation, or Python, or whatnot, in order to script changing tasks and avoid compilation. I want Perl there!

Yes, I know, the rule is: if I want it, I should code it myself. I understand and agree. It just seems like this would be such a useful thing to have on so many "mini platforms" that surely somebody has ported Perl already.

Right?