|Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister|
Perl compiler request - flogging the dead horse!by Sanjay (Novice)
|on Feb 02, 2014 at 20:53 UTC||Need Help??|
Sanjay has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Why is having a stable, efficient, within-the-main-stream perl compiler / C-code-generator important?
Because it eliminates the (seemingly) enormous hassle of setting up Apache - perl_mod. Am I the only one who feels this way? Does anyone feel that the reason mentioned is justified? I would be grateful to hear any opinion on this - both for and against.
Of course, what I would like best is a stable, ... , perl compiler! ;-)
An objection to the perl compiler request is "Why do you need it?". This seems unfair, especially in light of the above.
Also, there seems to be some "this is not the way we do it" sentiment - perhaps justified - but the reasons are unknown to me / un-google-find-able by me.
Additionally, what is the big deal? After all, perl scripts are converted to machine code so it should not be too difficult to generate an executable binary. The perlcc logs show some ongoing recent activity so some people are doing something about it. It is surprising that there is no reasonably satisfactory solution till now.