perlcc - generate executables from Perl programs


NAME

perlcc - generate executables from Perl programs


SYNOPSIS

    $ perlcc hello              # Compiles into executable 'a.out'
    $ perlcc -o hello hello.pl  # Compiles into executable 'hello'
    $ perlcc -O file            # Compiles using the optimised C backend
    $ perlcc -B file            # Compiles using the bytecode backend
    $ perlcc -c file            # Creates a C file, 'file.c'
    $ perlcc -S -o hello file   # Creates a C file, 'file.c',
                                # then compiles it to executable 'hello'
    $ perlcc -c out.c file      # Creates a C file, 'out.c' from 'file'
    $ perlcc -e 'print q//'     # Compiles a one-liner into 'a.out'
    $ perlcc -c -e 'print q//'  # Creates a C file 'a.out.c'
    $ perlcc -r hello           # compiles 'hello' into 'a.out', runs 'a.out'.
    $ perlcc -r hello a b c     # compiles 'hello' into 'a.out', runs 'a.out'.
                                # with arguments 'a b c'
    $ perlcc hello -log c       # compiles 'hello' into 'a.out' logs compile
                                # log into 'c'.


DESCRIPTION

perlcc creates standalone executables from Perl programs, using the code generators provided by the the B manpage module. At present, you may either create executable Perl bytecode, using the -B option, or generate and compile C files using the standard and 'optimised' C backends.

The code generated in this way is not guaranteed to work. The whole codegen suite (perlcc included) should be considered very experimental. Use for production purposes is strongly discouraged.


OPTIONS

-Llibrary directories
Adds the given directories to the library search path when C code is passed to your C compiler.

-Iinclude directories
Adds the given directories to the include file search path when C code is passed to your C compiler; when using the Perl bytecode option, adds the given directories to Perl's include path.

-o output file name
Specifies the file name for the final compiled executable.

-c C file name
Create C code only; do not compile to a standalone binary.

-e perl code
Compile a one-liner, much the same as perl -e '...'

-S
Do not delete generated C code after compilation.

-B
Use the Perl bytecode code generator.

-O
Use the 'optimised' C code generator. This is more experimental than everything else put together, and the code created is not guaranteed to compile in finite time and memory, or indeed, at all.

-v
Increase verbosity of output; can be repeated for more verbose output.

-r
Run the resulting compiled script after compiling it.

-log
Log the output of compiling to a file rather than to stdout.

 perlcc - generate executables from Perl programs