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January 26, 2003 16:06
Re: Proposal : remove -u
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In article <20030126215252.4c6_5033.rgarciasuarez@_ree._r>,
	Rafael Garcia-Suarez <> writes:
> The -u command-line switch is obsolete. As perlrun says,
> "This obsolete switch causes Perl to dump core after
> compiling your program." I suggest to remove it.

After which it can mean "by default process textfile in unicode"
instead of the not popular "if your locale has unicode in it"

-u is more intuitive, and it causes older perls to directly dump core
so you don't get the mistaken impression it works there....

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