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Re: #! magic for finding Cygwin Tcl shell
- From: Jonathan Larmour <jifl at eCosCentric dot com>
- To: John Dallaway <john at dallaway dot org dot uk>
- Cc: ecos-devel at ecos dot sourceware dot org
- Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 18:51:28 +0000
- Subject: Re: #! magic for finding Cygwin Tcl shell
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John Dallaway wrote:
> 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.
> Any objections?
Yes, it may not be in /usr/bin. I don't mind the cygwin-specific cygpath
bits being dropped, but I'd still want it to be found from the PATH by some
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