[Mono-list] Powershell over Linux

Ben Gamari bgamari.foss at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 14:22:27 EST 2010

Excerpts from Andrew Brehm's message of Mon Mar 01 05:35:06 -0500 2010:
> I feel your pain. I would also love to use Powershell on (in my case) Mac OS
> X.
Not to sidetrack the conversation but what exactly can you do in
Powershell that you can't do in Bash/csh/Python/Ruby/Perl?

It seems that Powershell is just another misguided attempt by Microsoft
to emulate Unix facilities while ignoring the principle of orthogonality
that gives the Unix tools so much of their power. I utterly fail to see
why you should need yet another syntax just to do basic scripting. It
seems they just created another language instead of fixing their
completely useless command line shell (cmd.exe).

I'll give Microsoft credit where credit is due (the CLR is a pretty
excellent design and F# is a wonderful language), but command line
scripting has never been their strength.

- Ben

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