[TUHS] History of #! interpretation in Unix

Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.com
Mon Jan 17 06:42:05 AEST 2011

On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 03:17:46PM -0500, John Cowan wrote:
> Sven Mascheck scripsit:
> > DMR might have known the csh-hack (and if a comment character is
> > implemented anywhere, here csh, then it's obvious to use it for #!)
> That might account for the "#", but not for "#!" taken together.
> Having two different people invent the shebang independently (as opposed
> to *implementing* it independently, as has happened many times -- 8th
> Edition, SVR4, Linux, etc.) is just too improbable for me to swallow.

I grepped 32v, v7, sysIII for it and didn't find it.
Larry McVoy                lm at bitmover.com           http://www.bitkeeper.com

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