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7:02pm Tue 5th Apr, Michael W.

Hi Ashley, Ryan is, of course, absolutely right; they do identical things and it's a matter of style. Here is why I make the choices I do: *) I prefer #!/usr/bin/env bash (in this case, python, whatever) because it relies on exactly one program being we were expect to it to be: env. From then on, all the other interpreters, etc, can move. *) I prefer > /dev/stderr as the way to direct a print statement (say) because it;s more obvious to the reader that 1>&2 (dup file descriptor 1 to file descriptor 2).

As they say, you pays your money, you makes your choice (just be consistent).

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