Huh, what do you know. I just assumed that RDMLX-enabling a partition would require the partition to be multilingual. I was wrong. It doesn’t.
This is a big deal because once the partitions are made multilingual, all file IOMs and all functions must be recompiled in order to bake in the multilingual goodness. There is much hand-wringing when there are a couple thousand files and many thousands of functions to be compiled. Not only will it take a fair amount of time but there is a high level of perceived risk when many of the objects were last compiled in 1998. I know, right? How many of those does your system have?
The risk doesn’t go away but the two issues are now decoupled. Throwing the RDMLX switch in a partition can happen prior to making it multilingual.