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in reply to Re: The Perl Compiler (turning perl scripts into binary executables)
in thread The Perl Compiler (turning perl scripts into binary executables)

I think you're wrong about the way Perl2Exe and PerlApp work. I think it's for a reason that PerlApp only works on WinNT and not on Win98. Like Activestate states, it's because the Win98 API is lacking something that is needed for the compilation. That means more is involved than just creating a self-extracting thing.
Besides, while running it does not extract anything anywhere.

We are trying to create a multiplatform, maybe eventually a crossplatform compiler that creates free-standing executables.
This means you would not need to have Perl installed on your machine to run the script.

Jouke Visser, Perl 'Adept'
Using Perl to help the disabled: pVoice and pStory