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    SubjectRe: Mercurial 0.4b vs git patchbomb benchmark
    On Mon, May 02, 2005 at 09:31:06AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > It's not about environment.
    >
    > It's about the fact that many people have things like python in
    > /usr/local/bin/python, because they compiled it themselves or similar.
    >
    > Pretty much the only path you can _really_ depend on for #! stuff is
    > /bin/sh.
    >
    > Any system that doesn't have /bin/sh is so fucked up that it's not worth
    > worrying about. Anything else can be in /bin, /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin
    > (and sometimes other strange places).
    >
    > 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 "$@"
    >
    > instead.

    Do you know any vaguely Unix-like system where #!/usr/bin/env does not
    work? I don't; I've used it on Solaris, HP-UX, OSF/1...

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    Daniel Jacobowitz
    CodeSourcery, LLC
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