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Should -P die?

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Steffen Mueller
September 2, 2008 05:38
Should -P die?
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lately, I've been wondering whether anybody actually uses the -P
(stand-alone script with stuff embedded as a ZIP) option to pp.

It's caused head-aches, I've never used it, I can't see the advantage
over the other modes (specifically .par's and "perl"), and losing
a feature which nobody uses would potentially make the code slightly
leaner and cleaner. It just doesn't seem to be worth it and I feel it
exists mostly for the "ooh, isn't this cool" effect.


What would you say if we were to deprecate the feature for half a year
before removal?

Best regards,

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