[TUHS] Bourne shell and comments

Steve Johnson scj at yaccman.com
Sat Apr 22 05:13:30 AEST 2017


I always kind of liked octothorpe,  the "official" AT&T name for the
# key on your phone...   Why use one syllable when three will do?

Steve

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 "Clem Cole" <clemc at ccc.com>

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Re: [TUHS] Bourne shell and comments

On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 1:03 PM, Doug McIlroy <doug at cs.dartmouth.edu
[1]>
 wrote:

"sharp" as the name of # -- not "number", not "pound", and definitely
 not "hash" -- so shell scripts began with sharp-bang.

​Amen....​

 

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