#! -- reconsideration?

Daniel Quinlan quinlan at transmeta.com
Wed May 10 12:03:05 PDT 2000


Ted Baker <baker at dad.cs.fsu.edu> writes:

> For example, how about extending the syntax of the first line
> to something that is distinct from existing practices, e.g.,
>
> #!posix shell

That's elegant, I like it.

We could also do something like:

  #!/bin/posix shell

And create a new "posix" program that would do the right thing.  This
solution would not require any kernel changes, but isn't as elegant.

Dan




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