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Re: Sesquicolon -- Note: Not a Bug

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Sesquicolon -- Note: Not a Bug
Date: 26 Aug 2002 10:53:22 +0900

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>     What's wrong with just adding a single option that has the
>     necessary semantics?
> Would that do the job?  I don't know the precise rules of what #! can
> do.  If that would do the job, it is a fine solution.  We could call
> it --script.

To the best of my knowledge, you're allowed exactly one option (which
will go before the filename).

I think Stefan's suggestion to special-case --batch to load the
following filename argument when there's no other options seems
sensible (it seems very unlikely to conflict with current usage, since
surely everyone using --batch now also uses -l, -f, or --exec).

>     Special casing on stdin-is-a-file seems wrong because someone
>     might want to runan elisp-script from a terminal.
> It is slightly inelegant to special case it, but there should be other
> ways to do this -- which isn't a very useful thing to do.

I don't know... it sounds very useful to me -- elisp is a fine language
for writing interactive scripts, even if they don't use the full-screen

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