[TUHS] History of #! interpretation in Unix
imp at bsdimp.com
Tue Jan 18 02:25:29 AEST 2011
On 01/16/2011 03:53, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> Hi Warren
> I worked on SVR3 maintenance at Philips Information Systems in the dim past. I'm almost certain, like 99%, that #! was not in R3
That matches my memory of various 3B1 machines I had to use as part of
my support activities at The Wollognong Group back in 1989. All the
SIII machines didn't do #!, while some of the SysV machines did. I do
know that r1 didn't have it, but r4 did.
> Op 16 jan. 2011 om 09:43 heeft Warren Toomey<wkt at tuhs.org> het volgende geschreven:
>> Hi all, best wishes for 2011. I had an e-mail from Sven Mascheck asking about
>> the history of #! interpretation in System V. I couldn't find any #!
>> code in the kernels before SysVR4. However, I thought I'd pass the
>> query onto the TUHS list, in case others can shed some light on the question.
>> Did SysV systems before r4 do #! interpretation, and if so where was it done:
>> kernel, library, shell? Any code references, e.g. function names etc.?
>> Many thanks,
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