Re: #! -- reconsideration?
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- Cc: Cragun@cise.ufl.edu, Don.Cragun@Eng.Sun.COM, Don@cise.ufl.edu, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Subject: Re: #! -- reconsideration?
- From: Ted Baker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 08:03:46 -0400 (EDT)
- Message-id: <200005101203.IAA18835@dad.cs.fsu.edu>
I've seen good reasons quoted against all proposed solutions, but
the problem remains that to write portable application software
systems using shell scripts a person needs a portable way to
invoke the portable (i.e., POSIX) shell.
I realize there is principled opposition to inventing new
solutions, if agreement cannot be reached on standardizing one of
the existing practices, perhaps a new solution should be
For example, how about extending the syntax of the first line
to something that is distinct from existing practices, e.g.,
Or, pick something else, like your favorit cartoon expletive
Only new applications would benefit, but it would not break