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Nicholas Clark
April 17, 2006 09:54
Re: UTF-8 caching code
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On Fri, Mar 31, 2006 at 09:30:37AM +0200, H.Merijn Brand wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Mar 2006 17:01:29 +0100, Nicholas Clark <> wrote:

> > We do, but I'm starting to think that it's inconsistent with all the other
> > -D options. The other -D options set bits in PL_debug, PL_debug is tested
> > at runtime by the relevant code, -D options can be usefully reassigned to
> > at run time, and -D is only available if perl is compiled with -DDEBUGGING
> > 
> > Whereas this is a flag to set the initial value of a different C variable,
> > isn't going to be affected by subsequent runtime assignment of $^D, and is
> > available even if perl isn't compiled with -DDEBUGGING.
> > 
> > So it's starting to feel like something to add to -C
> You've got my blessing on this, but I didn't comment before, since I didn't
> have any arguments against -D :)
> It's just my feeling that would make -C a more DWIM location

OK. It's now in place as -Ca
I'm not sure if this is a great letter. But I can't think of a better one.

Nicholas Clark

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