in reply to Apply answer files to windows executibles
I think this is a case of trying to manage things to much. There is no overhead by creating another text file. Whether you create a seperate file or put it in another, it's still the same amount of bytes. You've actually added the overhead of processing the text and essentially generating another file. You're also adding another layer of complexity. If you want things more compact and have less overhead, you can get rid of the use of perl alltogether.