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Alberto Simões
March 25, 2016 15:53
Re: perl -V: list build options one per line?
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On 25/03/16 15:44, Zefram wrote:
> Dave Mitchell wrote:
>>      that makes the blead perl -V on my system expand from 52 lines to 102
>> lines.  Is that really so terrible?
> No.  The -V output is already much too large to take in at a glance,
> so there's no real gain from packing.  Better to organise the output
> for clarity, so +1 from me to displaying the options one per line.
>>                      I'd accept the suggestion of perl -VV  to trigger
>> one-per-line output, but it seems like overkill.
> Agreed, especially since the person who'd be making the choice of flags
> is often not the person who'll be interpreting the output.  In practice
> we need consensus on a single set of output that will be what we ask
> users to submit for expert examination, and for historical continuity
> and compatibility we should make -V produce that output.

Make -V easier to read. People will get used to it.


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