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#! magic for finding Cygwin Tcl shell
- From: John Dallaway <john at dallaway dot org dot uk>
- To: ecos-devel at ecos dot sourceware dot org
- Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 18:02:04 +0000
- Subject: #! magic for finding Cygwin Tcl shell
I was looking at support for UNC file paths in the eCos Configuration
Tool today. The convoluted #! magic we use in our Tcl scripts to find a
Cygwin Tcl shell is getting in the way when calling (eg) heapgen.tcl via
a UNC repository path. This code is only needed to support installations
of Cygwin that are more than 5 years old.
Rather than increase the complexity of the #! magic still further, I
think it now makes sense to revert to a simple "#! /usr/bin/tclsh"
within our Tcl scripts. However, this would break compatibility with old
Cygwin installations providing only tclsh8*.exe or cygtclsh80.exe.