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Shipping standalone perl apps on Win32
Really interesting, I think I'll use it.
Could you please explain in two words:
- how required module is unpacked from executable?
- Is it "saved" in compressed format?
- Am I right when I am thinking thatno extra temporary files or directories are required for execution?
Also I want to share my own experience on creating independent distributions.
I use similar approach manually for perl-5.6.0 on Win32 for a quite long time.
I succeeded "packing" perl-5.6.1+Tk+Compress::Zlib+(some-other-modules) into some 20 files, most of which are dll-s on my Win32 machine and all text modules being packed into "modules.pm" file (~130Kb in size) which at bootstrap time is unpacked into normal perl modules set.
Having in total 20 files with total size of ~2Mb I have perl with Tk and those selected modules, which I often use.
Very convenient to make independent distributions...
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