[TUHS] # as first character of file

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Thu Jan 5 02:46:58 AEST 2017

IIRC the V7 compiler did not require it.   It's possible Typesetter C may
have also.

On Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 11:41 AM, ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just went looking at the v6 source to confirm a memory, namely that cpp
> was only invoked if a # was the first character in the file. Hence, this:
> https://github.com/dspinellis/unix-history-repo/blob/Research-V6-Snapshot-
> Development/usr/source/c/c01.c#L1
> People occasionally forgot this, and hilarity ensued.
> Now I'm curious. Anyone know when that convention ended?
> ron
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