|There's more than one way to do things|
TinyPerl for Win32by gmpassos (Priest)
|on Dec 27, 2002 at 04:25 UTC||Need Help??|
Well, this is a "Cool way to use Perl".
I made a Perl 5.8.0 version with only the basic things and socket, called TinyPerl (850Kb).
I used some special things to make it small. I have used UPX in the binarys to compress them, and the library (./lib directory) stay inside a lib.zip file. I made the module LibZip, that I will publish after more tests, to use the lib.zip like a directory, and it works with XS too.
This is cool for OS like Win32, since it doesn't come with Perl, and you don't need to donwload 10Mb and install every thing if you only want the basics of Perl.
If you want you can create your own lib.zip file. Just get a normal Lib, cut what you don't need and compress it with ZIP!
PS: I will publish in some days the 1.1 version, smaller, but with the same things! (640Kb)
PS.2: Now TinyPerl 1.1 is out! ;-P
Graciliano M. P.