It's a good idea, and probably faster than Tie::Persistent. However, the package needs to compile some libs, and I want my application to be used by normal Windows-Users also (who don't have a compiler installed). Is there a way I can pre-compile it and let the end-user skip the compilation part when installing it? Hm.., the ppm of ActivePerl does that. Maybe I should use that for Windows-Users.
Thanks for the idea, but I definitely do not want that. That will make updating a pain in the butt for the users, because they always need to get the full exe. I'd like to keep things slick and small. I have an auto-update feature in my appilcation and right now, a simple bugfix is usually less than 100K download for the users.
Also, I don't want to create platform-specific distributions (that's what perl is for, right?).