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Michael G Schwern
February 8, 2001 08:52
Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)
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On Thu, Feb 08, 2001 at 11:21:17AM -0500, Dan Sugalski wrote:
> I'm not sure this is all necessary. Wouldn't we be reasonably better off if 
> we instead just shipped off bytecode compiled versions of the scripts? 

Sure, except...
    1) You lose your readable source code (discussions of B::Deparse as
       a viable alternative > /dev/null)
    2) You have to make provisions to distribute your documentation
    3) It makes it harder to bundle non-Perl things, like configuration
       files, images, sound files, etc...  If you want to send those along
       with the bytecode you windup needing a par-style utility anyway.
    4) What Brenden said
    5) Do YOU have a stable bytecode compiler??  I don't.

Perhaps it wasn't clear, I don't mean to have par as part of 6.0, I
mean to have it out, like, maybe next month if I decide to work on it.


Michael G. Schwern   <>
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