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Re^6: I prefer not to run the latest version of Perl because:

by marto (Cardinal)
on Feb 06, 2023 at 08:27 UTC ( [id://11150194]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: I prefer not to run the latest version of Perl because:
in thread I prefer not to run the latest version of Perl because:

If you haven't tried it already, and have feel like revisiting the pp method pp_simple may be of interest.

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Re^7: I prefer not to run the latest version of Perl because:
by roho (Bishop) on Feb 07, 2023 at 06:10 UTC
    Thanks for the suggestion, but pp_simple does not exist on my machine. The "pp" utility exists as "C:\Strawberry\perl\site\bin\pp.bat", but there is no pp_simple. I am running Strawberry Perl 5.24.1 on Windows 10. Is pp_simple part of Strawberry Perl, and if so where is it located?

    "It's not how hard you work, it's how much you get done."

        I had previously followed the pp_simple link. It took me to a page of code from Anonymous Monk which does not run because "wxpar" was not found, and seemed to have nothing to do with pp_simple. I had also previously looked at App::PP::Autolink in CPAN. The examples showed using "pp_simple program-name", but said nothing about what pp_simple is or where/how to get it.

        Thanks again for the suggestions, but unfortunately this has become as frustrating and tedious as trying to get "pp" to produce a working executable in the first place. Right now, life is too short to keep going down rabbit trails, especially when I installed perl2exe, ran it, and got the working executable I was after. It just works.

        The monetary price of "pp", et al is certainly right ($0.00), but the price in terms of time spent trying to get it to work and the accompanying frustration is just too high right now. The price I invested in purchasing perl2exe is worth every cent.

        As an aside, I created a Perl program that simply printed "Hello, world!" and ran it through both pp and perl2exe. The pp executable was 6 MB and the perl2exe executable was 2 MB. I realize disk space is cheap these days, but extrapolated out for many programs much larger than 1 print statement, the space savings become significant. Yet one more reason to prefer perl2exe.

        "It's not how hard you work, it's how much you get done."

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