Re: [PATCH] Re: #! incompatible -- binfmt_script.c broken?

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Mon Dec 09 2002 - 19:40:55 EST

On Mon, 2002-12-09 at 19:23, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> We probably can, but a better question is really: what are the
> semantics that users expect? Given that Unices are by and large
> inconsistent, we should pick the behaviour that makes sense to the
> most people. I suspect that most people would expect whitespace
> partition.

I'd rather keep it as is. We should be doing IFS partition with quoting,
UTF-8 awareness according to locale and locale specific rules on
whitespace. That says "userspace" all over it.

We can keep this out of kernel which is good - though it reminds me we
do need to fix backspace/delete in the tty layer on a unicode configured
tty to do the right thing. (Extra ioctls for unicode delete characters
are a longer less funny subject though)

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