[Tutor] Is there space a between "#!" and "/usr/bin/env python" ?

Flynn, Stephen (L & P - IT) Steve.Flynn at capita.co.uk
Tue May 1 16:12:22 CEST 2012

> I have seen Python manual, it says <#! /usr/bin/env python>
> But snippet manager of many text editing programs have <#!/usr/bin/env
> python>. Python is a strongly typed language, which one is correct?

That's not python code - it's interpreted by the shell (on Linux/Unix)
to determine what to invoke to process the file - in this case the
python interpreter.

Whether there's a space there or not doesn't usually matter to the
shell, and python doesn't care because it's seen as a comment when the
code is compiled.

In short - either is fine.

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