The article Popular Perl Complaints and Myths on the mod_perl site says, "Perl can't create advanced client side applications." and "Unlike Perl, with Java you can create advanced client side applications." It briefly mentions PerlScript before focusing on the "problem" of not having Perl installed, but doesn't mention needing a VM to run Java as a problem. I found this troubling since my experience creating simple client-side apps suggests that advanced client-side applications with Perl is definitely possible. Why does this myth about Perl persist?
perl -MO=Deparse -e"u j t S n a t o e h r , e p l r a h k c r e"