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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."


In reply to Re^9: I prefer not to run the latest version of Perl because: by roho
in thread I prefer not to run the latest version of Perl because: by hippo

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