Because I don't want to spend time and energy configuring CPAN, accounting for the company proxy, downloading a module, finding somewhere to put it, worrying about accidentally installing files in the wrong place, making the perl command refer to that location, etc. for every temporary webserver I want to make.
While you may think all that is "easy", you can't honestly think it's as easy, fast and convenient as typing "python -m SimpleHTTPServer" or any other built-in one-liner?
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