|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
Re^9: how to create a makefile using PAR::Packerby marto (Bishop)
|on Dec 13, 2012 at 19:08 UTC||Need Help??|
"One year ago I read everything I needed to know about PAR::Packer, if I would have read about the possibility to unzip the executables, I would never have used it."
Apparently you didn't read everything you needed to know about PAR::Packer.
"I can remember reading people using it to protect their sources."
Impossible, they were mistaken and you took their word for it over the clearly documented advice.
"Any suggestions for a good wiki on to compile .pl files to .exe, on Windows which are real compilers, not packers."
If you're looking for a reliable, production worthy solution you're out of luck.
Update: there are several interested threads here on hiding the source, decompiling and reverse engineering, some of which cover Perl as well as other languages. Super Search is your friend.