On Sunday 29 December 2002 20:07, Padraig Brady wrote:
> I thought this was quite interesting:
>http://www.jobsahead.com/search/jobdesc.html?id=89305> In summary they're going to copy unix shells (they would
> like bash, python & perl experience). Also they're going
> to make it easy to call .NET logic. I.E. it's wsh++
Yeah, by the sounds of it, it's going to be something like BeanShell,
but for .NET instead of Java - i.e. an interactive WSH.
... or like AmigaOS with ARexx or AppleScript or even KDE with bash and the
"dcop" cli command.
Another interesting point is likely to be use of introspection to generate
completions - KDE's "dcop" cli command can do this. But of course, KDE's
"dcop" command is only for controlling KDE programs, not everything on the
Of course, it'll be Microsoft-proprietary. I use Linux because I want exact
control over MY computer - they won't get many converts from Java/Linux to
Windows with this I'd expect - but they might stop some people switching to
Linux (ooh... MS says next version of Windows is going to have a much better
XXX than Linux... better wait and see...) Now where have we heard that
before? - this time XXX = CLI.
And if the slashes still go the wrong way, I'd still not be able to stick
using it. :-)
The amusing thing is, after years of slagging off the CLI, MS comes crawling
back to it.
Anyway, I'm more interested in the unholy matrimony of the GUI and CLI,
visible in such systems as Common Lisp CLIM, AutoCAD and XMLTerm.
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