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> subject which more often than not is futile.
The benefits are too small or non-existant. This whole .plc mechanism was invented back in the days when RAM was sparse and processors slow,hence the compilation phase was a considerable factor.°
Turning a Perl process into a persistent demon solves most, if not all use cases nowadays. That's because IO is now most limiting factor, and neither compile-phase nor IO needs to be redone.
I have trouble imagining a use case where pre-compilation would pay off, because this would still be hampered by IO.°
The only aspect where pre-compilation tends to be used is obfuscation to protect the code. But that's also mostly wishful thinking.
°) RAM-Disk? Seriously?