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Alan Gates commented on PIG-519:
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I don't need a formal patch, I can make the changes in the parser.  But it 
sounds like not everyone agrees with my comments, so I'd like to get more 
feedback before we decide on a direction here.

> allow for '#' to signify a comment in a PIG script
> --------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: PIG-519
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIG-519
>             Project: Pig
>          Issue Type: Wish
>          Components: grunt
>         Environment: linux/unix
>            Reporter: Ian Holsman
>            Priority: Trivial
>         Attachments: comment.patch, pig.pig
>
>
> in unix type operating systems, it is common to just run scripts directly 
> from the shell.
> In order to do this scripts need to have the command to run them on the first 
> line similar to
> #!/usr/bin/env pig -
> this patch allows you to just run scripts without specifying pig -f XXX

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