the original suggestion was a unicode -ǝ or -Ǝ
Bad idea. There are still many ASCII letters left in perlrun. perl isn't ls. And most people, including me, don't know from memory how to enter -ǝ or -Ǝ. Using perl should be easy, not hard. How about using the unused "-r" (as in run), making perl -r 'say "hi"' the shorter equivalent of perl -Mstrict -w -E 'say "hi"'?
Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)
In reply to Re^2: Off by one key... or yet another example of why strict and warnings are always a good idea (even for "one-liners")