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Re: Perl Executables

by axelrose (Scribe)
on Feb 01, 2002 at 21:41 UTC ( #142777=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl Executables

There are some standalone build scripts available for MacPerl. I've build my own which runs perfectly on a large number of my company's Macs (no MacOS X).
The idea is to recursively check for use/require lines. Quite a few tweaks take care for "require $module" and similar lines. Therefore it can never be perfect and I hesitate to publish this to a broader audience.
I was successful though to build a standalone application for "amphetadesk" (, a rather large application.

I suggest I'll send the code to you by email (I tried /msg Cody_Pendant)

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Re: Re: Perl Executables
by Cody Pendant (Prior) on Feb 01, 2002 at 22:51 UTC
    Thanks for your help, all of you.

    Axel, I've come across your posts in various online places and I downloaded a couple of different builds of your "standalone-builder" scripts, but I got memory errors when I tried to use them.

    By all means email me: with some code, or better, if it's a big file, a link to somewhere I can download it.

    I'll also be checking out the other solutions.

    Perl2EXE, by the way, does indeed have options to include all necessary modules in the package, or have them as a separate DLL file. While this might seem illogical at first glance, (you can have a megabyte of code either in 1x1MB files or in 2 half-megabyte files?) I guess if you wrote ten successive versions, or you wrote ten different programs, all of which required nothing but LWP::UserAgent to run, it would make sense for the module code to be a one-time thing.

    Weaselling out of things is important. It's what separates us from the animals ... except the weasel.

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