Re: Random idea:
Hello Adam Sampson!
On Thu, 30 December 1999 at 01:27:27, you wrote:
> foo.xbm -> image/xbm
> foo.xbm.gz -> encode/gzip:image/xbm
> foo.xbm.bz2.uu -> encode/uu:encode/bzip2:image/xbm
See "http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/magic-numbers/" - seems like
this could be done somehow - somewhere in their mailing list
archive I read about 'secondary magic signatures' or some such
> I see no reason to put this into kernelspace (hmm, serverspace?).
Exactly - and the whole system would benefit - no matter where
your files live.
> The Acorn RiscOS, [...] (Yes, I think it's weird too.)
> On a different tack, why couldn't #! execution look at the user's
Well - that's why it's called the interpreter hack I guess -
after all - it is not a clean solution to have the path hardcoded
into a script - it's a cheap hack.