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July 27, 2014 21:08
Re: command line options
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On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 09:41:45AM -0400, Peter Martini wrote:
> While we're discussing adding '-N' and '-P' flags, I noticed a while
> ago that '-h' is not one of the documented flags when running 'perl
> -h'.
> points out
> this is intentional, and that "[the perl -h output] really ought to be
> max 23 lines".
> Is that something we still want to hold ourselves too?

    $ perl -h | wc -l

Since all other command line options, even the most obscure ones (how many
people have the need for -u/-U/-f/-s/-S, but need -h to remind themselves
which option to use?), and noone seems to have made an effort to further
reduce the 33 lines, I don't think much harm will be done to add -h back.

OTOH, I don't see much added benefit in adding it back either, other than
just being complete.


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