Perl Script Conversion Tools

This section describes why and how to convert Perl script files to executable binary files. ActivePerl Dev Kit and Perl2Exe are two popular conversion tools for Windows systems.

It happens very often that you have developed a very nice Perl script to perform a common task, and someone else also needs to perform this task. So you decide to share your script with him/her. But he/she knows nothing about Perl and does not have Perl installed on his/her system. The simplest way to share your script in this case is to convert it into an executable program.

There are two general approaches to convert Perl scripts into executable programs:

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Perl on Linux Systems

 ActivePerl on Windows Systems

 Data Types: Values and Variables

 Expressions, Operations and Simple Statements

 User Defined Subroutines

 Perl Built-in Debugger

 Name Spaces and Perl Module Files

 Symbolic (or Soft) References

 Hard References - Addresses of Memory Objects

 Objects (or References) and Classes (or Packages)

 Typeglob and Importing Identifiers from Other Packages

 String Built-in Functions and Performance

 File Handles and Data Input/Output

 Open Files in Binary Mode

 Open Directories and Read File Names

 File System Functions and Operations

Converting Perl Script to Executable Binary

Perl Script Conversion Tools

 Installing Perl Dev Kit (PDK)

 Running PerlApp to Convert *.pl to *.exe

 Using DBM Database Files

 Using MySQL Database Server

 Socket Communication Over the Internet

 XML::Simple Module - XML Parser and Generator

 XML Communication Model

 SOAP::Lite - SOAP Server-Client Communication Module

 Perl Programs as IIS Server CGI Scripts

 CGI (Common Gateway Interface)

 XML-RPC - Remote Procedure Call with XML and HTTP

 RPC::XML - Perl Implementation of XML-RPC

 Integrating Perl with Apache Web Server

 CGI.pm Module for Building Web Pages

 LWP::UserAgent and Web Site Testing

 References

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