Perl Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 5.40, by Dr. Herong Yang
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:
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