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Limitations on -M, -m, and -T options

The -M and -m options are no longer allowed on the #! line of a script. If a script needs a module, it should invoke it with the use pragma.

The -T option is also forbidden on the #! line of a script, unless it was present on the Perl command line. Due to the way #! works, this usually means that -T must be in the first argument. Thus:

    #!/usr/bin/perl -T -w

will probably work for an executable script invoked as scriptname, while:

    #!/usr/bin/perl -w -T

will probably fail under the same conditions. (Non-Unix systems will probably not follow this rule.) But perl scriptname is guaranteed to fail, since then there is no chance of -T being found on the command line before it is found on the #! line.

Source: what's new for perl5.004
Copyright: Larry Wall, et al.
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