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Thanks for your reply. I'm aware of the differences between complied and interpreted languages, and that the latter CAN be compiled into an executable. Searching the Net for "Perl compiler" returns a swag of results, and I've long been aware of one or more "Perl compiler projects". Relevant info is available here: https://www.marcbilodeau.com/compiling-perl/ I'm also aware that Perl uses a two-pass interpreter, that the first pass tokenizes the commands whilst dropping extraneous matter. I'm also aware that the milliseconds required to do this by gigahertz CPUs is all but instantaneous. My question is therefore more about ... ? aesthetics and elegance than mere time-of-execution. However, such seemingly intellectual approaches can have practical consequences further down the development track.

In reply to Re^2: Performance penalties of in-Perl docn vs compiled CGIs. by phirun
in thread Performance penalties of in-Perl docn vs compiled CGIs. by phirun

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