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SubjectRe: Mercurial 0.4b vs git patchbomb benchmark
Linus Torvalds <> 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 "$@"
>> if 0;

exec may fail.

exec perl -x $0 ${1+"$@"} || exit 127

>> You don't really want Perl to get itself into an exec loop.
> This would _not_ be "" itself. This is the shell-script, and
> it's not called ".pl".

In this thread, it originally was.

"Our parents, worse than our grandparents, gave birth to us who are worse than
they, and we shall in our turn bear offspring still more evil."
-- Horace (BC 65-8)

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