[Mono-list] Powershell over Linux

Ben Gamari bgamari.foss at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 15:04:24 EST 2010

Excerpts from Chris Patti's message of Mon Mar 01 14:44:11 -0500 2010:
> [This discussion is really rather off topic.  We should go find a Powershell
> forum if we want to continue discussing this :) ]
> Hi Ben;
> With respect, you're missing the point.

Entirely possible; the question was definitely a result of ignorance.
> Powershell enables a kind of scripting that is only recently beginning to
> emerge in the UNIX world.  The Kross scripting environment from the KDE
> project - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kross_%28KDE%29 and Applescript from
> Apple are more suitable analogues.

Ahhh, alright. Fair enough.

> Whereas in the UNIX model you invoke applications and use stdio to pipe
> their input and output to files, the screen, or each other, in the
> Powershell model, you send commands or queries to running applications, or
> the Windows operating system itself.
> So, they really are apples and oranges.  You might prefer the UNIX model -
> in some ways I do, but that doesn't make Powershell an inferior design.
Certainly. They are definitely not comparable given the above. All of
the examples I saw were pretty straightforward system administration
tasks and I assumed that there wasn't anything more to it. It still
seems pretty ugly that you are tied to a special language just for this
kind of scripting, but that's neither here nor there.

Thanks for enlightening me. Cheers,

- Ben

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