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"Perl .NET is the result of a research project, creating a
native code compiler for Perl to the Microsoft .NET Framework. The
status of the compiler is experimental; it also supports just a
subset of the language."
"Perl for .NET Proxy
Compiling Perl to native .NET code has several inherent
Due to the enforced strong typing of the .NET environment the
code runs slower than traditional Perl.
All extension modules containing XS code are not available in
the .NET environment.
The compiler cannot be re-entered at runtime: string eval and
runtime require cannot be supported in this implementation."
"ActiveState will provide an alternate solution to make legacy
Perl code available from within the .NET Framework. A new component
of the Perl Dev Kit will allow programmers to create a stub proxy
object within the .NET Framework, but with the actual code running
outside .NET using the traditional Perl interpreter. Method calls
and property accesses will be marshaled semi-transparently across
"This approach will address these programming concerns. A first
version of this new component is expected to become available with
the Perl Dev Kit 2.1."