Yes, there's no good excuse for the kernel failing to ignore what is clearly whitespace. Someone please fix Linux already. This bug has existed for way too long.
( And how come it seems that there aren't any Linux users that know that she-bang lines are handled by the kernel? I think that change even predates Linux so there never was a Linux where the shell had to do the #!-handling. How many decades does it take for people to catch on? :)
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