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 disagree. Text is anything to anybody. Object-orientation with binary data is only something to certain people. It's not portable across time and space in quite the same way that text is. You may say that it's dated, but it was a really good decision at the time and I think there's a reason it's still around. I mean, you wouldn't say that we should do away with RAM because it's been around for a while, and frankly, it's time for a shake-up, would you?

If you want object-oriented shell, use a LISP or Python interpreter. If you want an open system shell, use a text-based one. It speaks the only language that everybody speaks.

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