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Re: •Re: Re: Re: perl2exe Evaluation Message Avoider

by Flame (Deacon)
on Mar 14, 2002 at 17:46 UTC ( #151755=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to •Re: Re: Re: perl2exe Evaluation Message Avoider
in thread perl2exe Evaluation Message Avoider

I agree that people that use perl2exe to hide their source are cheating the community which donated (on average) half the work.

However, I do think perl2exe is a necessary program if the community wants to be able to freely distribute Perl code to people without the interpreter.

IMNSHO: People should offer both source and exe if they are going to offer the exe at all.



"Weird things happen, get used to it."

Flame ~ Lead Programmer: GMS

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by merlyn (Sage) on Mar 14, 2002 at 20:08 UTC
    However, I do think perl2exe is a necessary program if the community wants to be able to freely distribute Perl code to people without the interpreter.
    The problem is that it doesn't scale. For the second program, they get a second copy of the interpreter. For the third program, they get a third copy of the interpreter. And it's not small. {grin}

    Activestate have done a wonderful job making a very very easy to install Perl distribution available for free. If you can't trust them to install Activestate Perl, why in the world trust them to install and use your program?

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

      Lol, true. I think there are options to build it with the DLL 'shared' on some of the PL2EXE programs. I think PerlApp does.

      Overall, I'm not too happy with the 'compilers' but I doubt they will be going away any time soon.



      "Weird things happen, get used to it."

      Flame ~ Lead Programmer: GMS

      If you can't trust them to install Activestate Perl, why in the world trust them to install and use your program?

      Because they've paid you for it? I find that being abusive to customers (however stupid) is bad for business.

      Kevin O'Rourke

        Because they've paid you for it? I find that being abusive to customers (however stupid) is bad for business.

        How do "evaluation message avoider" and "they've paid for it" go together? If they have paid, you can buy the program.

        I disagree on using perl2exe, though. I think such a program should be open source or at least free without a nagging message. The idea of compiling a binary by combining interpreter and sources is a good idea, but should not be used to hide the source code.

        Besides, you could always create your own installer using one of the many installation-wizard-creators and install Perl unless already installed.

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