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Re: Pre-RFC: Improve “wide character” warnings

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Dan Book
January 26, 2022 02:06
Re: Pre-RFC: Improve “wide character” warnings
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On Tue, Jan 25, 2022 at 7:57 PM Tom Molesworth via perl5-porters <> wrote:

> On Wed, 26 Jan 2022 at 07:54, Scott Baker <> wrote:
>> I love both of these suggestions. Let me put on my Perl novice hat and
>> respond directly:
>>    1.
>>    One of my favorite things about git is that when something is wrong
>>    with your working state, or you issue an incorrect command, git tells
>>    you not only that there is an error, but also what the most likely fix is.
>>    This has saved me numerous times from having to stop what I’m doing and
>>    Google the specific error. Simple one line errors suggestions like that can
>>    save a lot of time and frustrations.
>> indeed - and there's precedent for this in the `(you may need to install
> the XYZ module)` error shown when trying to use/require a module that isn't
> found.
> RFC seems unnecessary for this - might as well go straight for the Github
> pull request? As long as the extra text goes at the end of the warning, the
> change does not seem overly controversial!

I would like to give the wording a few passes, and the interesting bit will
be how it updates the perldiag entries, but agreed that this seems a good
idea and does not need an RFC.


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