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March 27, 2016 04:50
Re: perl -V: list build options one per line?
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Dave Mitchell wrote:
> The main objection from people seems to have been that it makes the output
> longer. Assuming that all the other perl -V output is made one-per-line
> too, that makes the blead perl -V on my system expand from 52 lines to 102
> lines.  Is that really so terrible?

Yes. Scrolling my console is annoying. I'd rather not see empty unused 
space in the wall of text. My perl has 22 "Compile-time options", 
switching 9 current lines to 22 lines will add half a screenful of text 
to my console (13 lines). The "Compile-time options" indent wastes 
screen space too.

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