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RE: Slashdot Headline Grabber for *nix

by httptech (Chaplain)
on Jul 11, 2000 at 06:07 UTC ( #21899=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Slashdot Headline Grabber for *nix

You have to realize that my original code was not written for simplicity by using modules; it was designed to make the smallest possible .exe file when compiled. So I did away with LWP::Simple and used Socket because it saved 200K. I don't know how many extra kilobytes would have been used by the XML:RSS module, but I'm betting it's a lot more than are used by 3 or 4 lines worth of regexs.

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RE: RE: Slashdot Headline Grabber for *nix
by httptech (Chaplain) on Jul 11, 2000 at 17:07 UTC
    Who compiles to ".exe" files?

    If you want to share your cool new GUI Perl app with other Windoze users it doesn't seem likely that they will want to install Perl on their system just to run your app.

RE: RE: Slashdot Headline Grabber for *nix
by merlyn (Sage) on Jul 11, 2000 at 07:46 UTC

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