[R] [SPAM] - Re: R package development in windows - BayesianFilter detected spam

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Fri May 4 22:43:44 CEST 2007

The problem with the size could be handled by making each
perl script a separate function and combing them into one
large script so that the overhead only gets incurred once.

On 5/4/07, Greg Snow <Greg.Snow at intermountainmail.org> wrote:
> I have used the pp/par combination for Perl before.  It is pretty straight
> forward to convert an existing perl script into a stand alone windows
> executable.
> Both the Activestate licence and the Perl Artistic licence allow for
> embedding a script and perl interpreter together and distributing the
> result.
> The current perl script(s) used for the R package build package could easily
> be converted to a 'stand alone' windows executable and be distributed with
> Rtools for those who do not want to install Perl themselves.
> The only drawback is that even a "Hello World" script will result in over a
> meg sized executable (due to the perl interpreter being included).
> ________________________________
> From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch on behalf of Gabor
> Grothendieck
> Sent: Fri 5/4/2007 11:55 AM
> To: Doran, Harold
> Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch; Duncan Murdoch
> Subject: Re: [R] [SPAM] - Re: R package development in windows -
> BayesianFilter detected spam
> Just googling I found this:
> http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=186402
> On 5/4/07, Doran, Harold <HDoran at air.org> wrote:
> >
> > > The best, of course, would be to get rid of Perl altogether.
> >
> > In Python, it is possible to make standalone executables. Is it possible
> > to also do this in Perl, then one could eliminate a perl install. Or, is
> > it possible to use Python to accomplish what perl is currently doing? I
> > may be getting in over my head here since I really don't know what perl
> > is doing under the hood.
> >
> > Harold
> >
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