in reply to Using PerlApp or PAR with modules with data dependenciess

I've used pp many times over the years, you don't show how you tried to make the exe (see also How do I post a question effectively?), but calling it with the -x option tends to resolve many of these problems:

pp -x -o package.exe

This runs your program to determine any additional run time dependencies. I've tested this with the code above and the exe generated works as expected:

C:\marto>package.exe This is a paragraph. It contains several sentences. "But why," you ask? C:\marto>perl -v This is perl 5, version 26, subversion 0 (v5.26.0) built for MSWin32-x +64-multi-t hread Copyright 1987-2017, Larry Wall Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic License + or the GNU General Public License, which may be found in the Perl 5 source ki +t. Complete documentation for Perl, including FAQ lists, should be found +on this system using "man perl" or "perldoc perl". If you have access to + the Internet, point your browser at, the Perl Home Pa +ge.