[R6RS] script syntax

Anton van Straaten anton at appsolutions.com
Fri Sep 1 11:00:48 EDT 2006

dyb at cs.indiana.edu wrote:
>>I've committed a change to scripts.tex to allow for alternate script 
>>header lines.
>>Kent mentioned the idea of installation programs performing 
>>platform-specific rewrites of script headers, but specifying that seems 
>>like a can of worms to me.  I'm open to suggestions.
> My intent was to allow the first line of a script header to be any line
> starting with "#!<space>" or "#!/" and require that the script loader
> ignore such a line when present.  Otherwise, "#!<space>" and "#!/" would
> be invalid syntax.
> The current lex.tex treatment of #!/usr/bin/env as a comment---which is
> incorrect anyway because it doesn't extend to the end-of-line as
> written---would go away, and the "#!<space>" and "#!/" headers would be
> mentioned only in scripts.tex.

OK, thanks.  I'll fix the things you mention.  I had thought you wanted 
to say something explicitly about implementations being permitted to 
rewrite the header, and that was the part I was balking at.


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