I am using VTL (with VPP) to customize a portion of a Perl script. Since Perl
code has a lot of dollar signs, I am using #literal()/#end to prevent Velocity
from processing most of the file. What I find is that single '#' characters
that are not followed by alpha text are removed (inside #literal()/#end).
I've tried things like escaping the '#' ('#') but that leaves the backslash
('#!/usr/bin/perl' becomes '!/usr/bin/perl'). Nothing seems to work.
I can use a #set to define a variable with the value '#!/usr/bin/perl', but I
was hoping I would not have to. It also doesn't help with other single #'s in
the file (like Perl comments). For those I have had to double up the hashes.
I'd be happy to try patching the Velocity source, but I had trouble making heads
or tails of the parser engine?