Is there a way to compile perl files in c or c++. My reason for asking: I want to combine the string manipulation power and ease of use perl offers. If I could compile it into a binary program useing what every perl moduals I want with out having to ask the server administrator to install any mods. Some examples could be dbfile and imageMagik. I am starting the points at 100 the more detailed the help the more the points will increase. Additional advise and comments are welcome.