I've been writing a game that's mostly in Perl. After profiling, I found that the collision detection routines were too slow, and that rewriting part of it in C made the difference between the game being at a playable speed or not. I'm currently using Inline::C to do this.
I want to make packages of this game for both Windows and *nix. The *nix package will probably be just the code itself, sicne Perl is usually already available there, but the Windows package will probably be a stand-alone installation (with pp or something similar). So my questions are:
- Since Inline::C requires the same compiler that was used to build Perl with, do most Linux and BSD installations tend to come with that compiler?
- Will Inline::C be problematic for a stand-alone packageing system like pp?
"There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.