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Re: Re: Re: Re: perl2exe - no more secrets

by Thelonius (Curate)
on Feb 24, 2003 at 20:27 UTC ( #238222=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: perl2exe - no more secrets
in thread perl2exe - no more secrets

A very good explanation why a "good native compiler" will not be better than the Perl.pl to Perl.exe utilities we already have, can be found in " Why Not Translate Perl to C?".
Except that that explanation is baloney. People have been compiling dynamic languages (such as LISP) for decades. Yeah, it's hard. But it does make programs much faster.


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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: perl2exe - no more secrets
by CountZero (Bishop) on Feb 24, 2003 at 21:26 UTC

    You didn't understand me correctly: I'm not saying that compiled Perl is as fast/slow as interpreted Perl, but that "a good native compiler" will be hard pressed to be faster than Perl compiled with the existing utilities, eg. dump Perl into C and compile this C code.

    CountZero

    "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

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