shebang strange thing...

Erik Max Francis max-resume at alcyone.com
Tue Jun 24 02:53:53 CEST 2003


Dan Bishop wrote:

> But how many people use \r at the end of filenames?  Or are even aware
> that they can?
> 
> Even if it isn't a bug, it's a feature that causes more harm than
> good.

It's simply an end-of-line issue.  The "bug" here is that DOS chose to
use CR LF as the end-of-line terminator.  (Mac gets even fewer points,
since it chose to do deliberately do smoething even more different.) 
This has nothing to do with Unix, it's an inherent difference between
platforms.  The platforms are not the same; if you pretend like they are
then you'll continually run into problems.

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