Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Apr 2008 20:38 UTC
.NET (dotGNU too) Igor Moochnick announced Pash, an open source implementation of Microsoft's PowerShell. "The main goal is to provide a rich shell environment for other operating systems as well as to provide a hostable scripting engine for rich applications. The user experience should be seamless for people who are used to Windows version of PowerShell. The scrips, cmdlets and providers should runs AS-IS (if they are not using Windows-specific functionality). The rich applications that host PowerShell should run on any other operating system AS-IS. Secondary goal: the scripts should run across the machines and different OS's seamlesly (but following all the security guidelines)."
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I personally find .NET/MONO slow and I will never use it because idological reasons, but that's not the main cause. I'm also not interested in Java, both languages use bytecode so they are against resource efficiency and I try to avoid bloated stuff when possible.

While the arguments that Java (and I'd assume .Net) aren't as bloated as many people think they are, I too question the choice of using C#. I'm afraid that the additional VM start-up time maybe be a real PITA. I replaced NotePAd with JEdit which ran fine, but the amount of time it took to start up just to edit a file was a bit much when I just wanted to quickly check a log file.

However, it should be able to be ported over to C++ when they are done.

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