Sure, I know that installing Perl modules isn't that hard (once you've tracked down a make program for Windows - and once you've learned to avoid anything that needs a C compiler) but some people just don't want to know. All you have to do is accidentally say "non-standard" and a seemingly-sane business analyst starts to have nightmares about viruses or hackers. I have learned to avoid anything that doesn't come bundled with ActiveState Perl (and thank the g0ds, they've started including Term::ReadKey!!!)
Most people here are Unix hackers, believe me working with Windows - and habitual Windows users - is really, really frustrating.
And there are no newlines in the files - I know, it's our software that's creating them.