- perl2exe spits in the face of open source, by allowing a developer to
apparently "lock up" the source to a tool that he developed standing on the
shoulders of the open source with which he is using.
- perl2exe puts a separate copy of the libs in each binary, so if someone installs
10 binaries, they get 10 copies of Perl plus 10 copies of any common modules.
- perl2exe bills itself as a "compiler", which to the innocent masses means
"faster" (as wrong as we know that is), and so people get it to "speed up their code".
It's a con and an abomination. And for a price! That's the worst part.
I'm working on plans to make an open-source version of perl2exe that bundles
the source code of everything a program requires into a single source
file. If anyone wants to work with me on that, please contact me by email (not
by chatterbox msg). This will be a "compiler" in the sense of "bundler".
-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker