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I implement luerl, an Lua implementation running on top of erlang/OTP (, and try to keep it as compatible as I can with standard Lua, currently Lua 5.2.

One thing I have noticed is that is skips leading "shebang" line, that is a line which starts with "#! / ...". This is useful for scripts and for loading script files into Lua. Where is this documented? Is it documented? I have tried to find it but haven't been successful.

It also skips leading BOM as well.

Thanks for any help,