Moreover, as it embeds the interpreter into the exe, the total executable file is at least 800kb. I noticed it using perl2c on Solaris. Might not be an issue though :) Cheers, Eric ----- Original Message ----- From: dwayne <dwayne at mentia.com> > i'm curious about this...my understanding is that, as you've got the > interpreter built into the executable, you would get only a minimal speed > increase. you're still loading the interpreter, and the efficiency of the > script itself shouldn't be much greater unless they're doing some serious > magic when it's compiled. i would have thought the only time saver on this > would be the actual compilation time of the script, or am i missing something?