How can I deploy a Perl/Python/Ruby script without installing an interpreter?


Question

I want to write a piece of software which is essentially a regex data scrubber. I am going to take a contact list in CSV and remove all non-word characters and such from the person's name.

This project has Perl written all over it but my client base is largely non-technical and installing Perl on Windows would not be worth it for them.

Any ideas on how I can use a Perl/Python/Ruby type language without all the headaches of getting the interpreter on their computer?

Thought about web for a second but it would not work for business reasons.

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1/15/2009 4:06:28 PM

Accepted Answer

You can use Perl Archive Toolkit to bring a minimal perl core + needed modules + your Perl program with you.

And you can even convert it using PAR Packer to a windows exe file that will run just like any other program, from an end user's perspective.

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6/1/2010 9:13:48 AM

You can get Windows executables in all three languages.


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