Bug#374498: debian-policy: please suggest #! / for "4 byte magic"
On Mon, Jun 19, 2006 at 08:55:40PM +0300, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> ma, 2006-06-19 kello 13:30 -0400, Justin Pryzby kirjoitti:
> > Package: debian-policy
> > Version: 22.214.171.124
> > Severity: wishlist
> > policy presently uses "#!/" without a space, but some systems
> > apparently require the space ("#! /") and sense the script "type"
> > using a 4-byte magic number. info autoconf / "portable shell"
> > mentions this. It would be nice to at least error on the side of
> > portability and suggest this instead of the current one (without a
> > space).
> Which systems? Have any of them been manufactured since the 1980s?
Copying from the cited page: "4.2BSD based systems (such as DYNIX)".
As noted in #374472, my interest here is in the low cost of changing
the policy document in 3 places; but I don't how significant the gain