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PERLCC(1)              Perl Programmers Reference Guide              PERLCC(1)



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 -I /foo hello      # extra headers (notice the space after -I)
           $ perlcc -L /foo hello      # extra libraries (notice the space after -L)

           $ 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 B 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.



perl v5.8.8                       2012-01-22                         PERLCC(1)