Bug in #! processing

David G. Lawrence dg at dglawrence.com
Thu Sep 30 05:48:37 PDT 2004


>     What circular reference? Could you elaborate? The algorithm goes like this:
> 
>     1. skip all space till #!

   The #! is required to be in the first two bytes of the file, so there
can't be any spaces before it. I wrote the code you guys are talking about,
although I had nothing to do with the commit in rev 1.21. I don't have an
opinion on that other than it's been this way in FreeBSD for a long time
and I share Ceri's concern that changing it will affect some people.

-DG

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