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SubjectRe: [Patch] Support UTF-8 scripts
Martin v. Löwis <> wrote:
> Pavel Machek wrote:
> > Why is binfmt_misc not enough for you?

> For two reasons: for one, it has the overhead of yet another
> exec call.

For an interpreted language this is surely irrelevant.


> The other reason is availability: as an author of an UTF-8
> script, you would have to communicate to your users that they
> need the right binfmt_misc wrapper installed (which they may
> have to build first). While installing additional stuff to
> run a single program is acceptable for large applications,
> it is likely not for script files. To make the feature useful
> in practice, it must be builtin.

That is a distribution problem.
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