[TUHS] Bourne shell and comments

Steve Nickolas usotsuki at buric.co
Fri Apr 21 16:07:00 AEST 2017

On Thu, 20 Apr 2017, Bakul Shah wrote:

> From the horse’s mouth (as per https://www.talisman.org/~erlkonig/documents/dennis-ritchie-and-hash-bang.shtml ):
> From: "Ritchie, Dennis M (Dennis)** CTR **" <dmr at research.bell-labs.com>
> To: <erlĸonigⓐtαlismαn.org>
> Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 18:37:37 -0600
> Subject: RE: What do -you- call your #!<something> line?
> I can't recall that we ever gave it a proper name.
> It was pretty late that it went in--I think that I
> got the idea from someone at one of the UCB conferences
> on Berkeley Unix; I may have been one of the first to
> actually install it, but it was an idea that I got
> from elsewhere.
> As for the name: probably something descriptive like
> "hash-bang" though this has a specifically British flavor, but
> in any event I don't recall particularly using a pet name
> for the construction.
>   Regards,
>   Dennis
> [Sorry about the html]

In the process of replying, I've de-htmlized it. ;)

Anyway, I use "pound-bang" which is basically the same thing, although I 
must say it has a particular violent quality about it...


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