[Mono-dev] sh#

Chuck Esterbrook chuck.esterbrook at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 06:13:11 EDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 5:29 PM, Jerry Maine - KF5ADY
<crashfourit at gmail.com> wrote:
> What does everyone think about making a new dlr script language that is
> compatible with sh or bash? Maybe called sh#?

I would certainly like a file- and process-oriented bash-like
scripting language for dlr/clr that runs on Mac, Linux and Windows.
Currently, if I write bash scripts for a project then Windows
developers have to install something like cygwin, or we cook up the
equivalent .bat. Bleck on the .bat. I get along with cygwin okay, but
that's a heavy requirement, especially considering the installation

I wouldn't personally require total compatibility with sh or bash. In
other words, if you did some things differently, I would still use it.
For example, bash cannot make up its mind on how to end a block (fi,
}, done, esac). Why not just "end" or "end foo"?

The tie in with .net/mono would obviously be attractive to this group.

To be fair, I have not evaluated to what extent PowerShell might
already fulfill this role.

Thanks for bringing this up,


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