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Before I describe my problem, I would like to thank each & everyone of you for contributing towards this great resource.
Regarding my problem, I wish to convert source code in perl to a binary file so that I can distribute it on internet or sell to third party. I really don't want to sell my source code of program as I have invested years of effort into it and don't think any money is equivalent to that :)
Please advise regarding any suitable software which can help me to convert perl code to a LINUX binary file. I know of "Active State" product which converts perl code in windows executable but it doesn't quite solve my purpose.
Also, I have been advised to first convert into C and then compile it but then again a direct method would be better IMO.
This information may be helpful, I need it to run as web service and not a static program.
Thanks in advance.
Perl actually comes with a compiler module that allows you to translate the Perl source into C, and then compile to an executable. This should be of interest:
It's only beta / experimental so it may not work as smoothly as you'd like, but it's worth a go?