it's only just occurred to me that the reason interpreted languages tend to use `#` for comments (as opposed to compiled languages' more common `//`) is probably so that shebangs don't have to be special cased


i *implemented a programming language that used `#` for comments* just because it was standard, without really thinking about it

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