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SubjectRe: Mercurial 0.4b vs git patchbomb benchmark
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Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2 May 2005, Ryan Anderson wrote:
>> On Mon, May 02, 2005 at 09:31:06AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

>> > That said, I think the /usr/bin/env trick is stupid too. It may be more
>> > portable for various Linux distributions, but if you want _true_
>> > portability, you use /bin/sh, and you do something like
>> >
>> > #!/bin/sh
>> > exec perl perlscript.pl "$@"
>> if 0;

exec may fail.

#!/bin/sh
exec perl -x $0 ${1+"$@"} || exit 127
#!perl
>> You don't really want Perl to get itself into an exec loop.
>
> This would _not_ be "perlscript.pl" itself. This is the shell-script, and
> it's not called ".pl".

In this thread, it originally was.
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they, and we shall in our turn bear offspring still more evil."
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