Better 2 years late, than never. :)
The only problem with having gadzillions of programs is finding the right one for you. The poster was looking for this:
which didn't make the first 2 pages of results. Written 3 months earlier than the question, it's just a wrapper around the Plack::App::Directory which was suggested in another thread, but it's simpler, like the python command in a book on D3 that sent me looking for the perl equivalent of
python -m SimpleHTTPServer
perl -e 'print qq(Just another Perl Hacker\n)' # where's the irony switch?