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Re: Creating executables?

by tokpela (Chaplain)
on Jul 26, 2009 at 20:51 UTC ( #783385=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Creating executables?

There is PerlApp which is part of the Perl Development Kit by Activestate.

Version 8 is cross-platform and allows you to deploy to any platform (though I have not done this myself).

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Re^2: Creating executables?
by FloydATC (Deacon) on Jul 27, 2009 at 04:51 UTC
    PerlApp is nice for distributing perl scripts to Windows users who don't have perl. It's simple to use and works surprisingly well IMHO.

    However, the "any platform" bit was probably written by someone at ActiveState who knows more about marketing than about computers.

    -- Time flies when you don't know what you're doing
Re^2: Creating executables?
by afoken (Abbot) on Jul 26, 2009 at 22:49 UTC

    I don't think PerlApp can deploy Perl scripts to any platform. It may be able to deploy them to a few platforms, to those for which an ActivePerl distribution has been compiled. I have doubts that it can deploy to embedded Linux systems, like a WRT54G or even smaller systems. I don't think that it can deploy to the classic MacOS System 7, 8 or 9. I doubt it can deploy to OS/2, HP-UX or to a VAX. And I'm 100% sure that it can't deploy to the C64 or the ZX81. ;-)

    PerlApp costs money, and not just five bucks. I don't have a big problem with that, but even if you spend the money, it won't solve the problem.


    Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)

      I don't see why you think the OP wants to deploy to every platform.

      madhi, could you explain what your goal is?

        Thanks for all your inputs

        I want to create a parsing application which is generic to all platforms thatís my goal, as I am newbie to Perl checking the feasibility whether it can be done are not

        Thanks Madhi

        PerlApp is said to be able to deploy to "any platform", but it can't.

        madhi's problem is explained in Re^2: perl pp packging problem, but he did not accept my answer.


        Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)

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