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Re: Packaging Perl Programs (is) Painful

by CountZero (Bishop)
on Sep 04, 2010 at 17:09 UTC ( #858884=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Packaging Perl Programs (is) Painful

A solution which worked for me was to install Perl (AS or strawberry) on a company-wide shared drive (our infamous "R"-drive), put the Perl-executables in everyone's path, associate the .pl extension with this "shared" Perl and then put the perl-scripts in a folder on the shared drive.

Everyone can now run these perl-scripts, by double-clicking on the perl files.

Of course, start-up time is terrible since everything, including the perl-executable, all modules, dlls, ... must be fetched over a network link (but you save the unpacking and local installing, so there is some speed improvement). However, once started, speed is as usual.

Update: I see that BrowserUK had the same idea (Re: Packaging Perl Programs (is) Painful). Obviously, great minds think alike! ;-)


A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

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