Re: Shebang - why are parameters not splitted on whitespace?

From: Geralt
Date: Sat Dec 06 2008 - 07:02:32 EST

On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 6:41 AM, <Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, 06 Dec 2008 01:04:52 GMT, Américo Wang said:
>> On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 5:29 PM, Geralt <usr.gentoo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I should have anticipated this objection :-). I'm aware that this is
>> > not consistent among Unix operating systems (you can find more about
>> > it here [1]), but I was specifically refering to linux in this case
>> > and why it handles the shebang arguments as one big string and not as
>> > single arguments for the application.
>> I can't think out any strong reasons, maybe only becasue Linux developers
>> prefer that approach.
> And of course, "whitespace" is a somewhat fungible concept. 'man bash'
> and read about $IFS.
So you're saying that you can't do that because you don't know where
to split the parameters, right? But would it be that bad to state a
rule what "whitespace" is in the shebang line?
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