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Re: [PATCH] env: support encoding of args into command.

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [PATCH] env: support encoding of args into command.
Date: Mon, 29 May 2017 06:29:33 -0500
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On 05/27/2017 07:30 PM, Kaz Kylheku (Coreutils) wrote:

> Bascially I'm completely against almost every aspect of this
> -S design; and I suspect the POSIX standardization people
> (Austion Group) won't adopt it, either, so it will forever
> remain just a FreeBSD feature (and we can help keep it that
> way by not copying it).

The Austin Group has already declared that #! is non-portable, and that
portable scripts can't use it, BECAUSE of the wide variety in how
kernels handle it and the small limits on how much you can cram in that
line.  So there is nothing TO standardize, and it doesn't matter what we
do here from the POSIX front.  But it DOES help to copy an existing
implementation, rather than invent YET ANOTHER syntax.  So even if you
think the FreeBSD feature is warty, it's still better to at least have a
mode that matches it for feature parity.

Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc.           +1-919-301-3266
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