Speaking of ghetto languages, when exactly is the Windows Script Host going to be updated with a modern language-- like, say, .NET? I want my WSH.NET!
This is a companion discussion topic for the original blog entry at: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2004/10/i-want-my-wshnet.html
Markus beat me to it. Monad is basically going to replace the command shell and any scripting host type thing more than likely.
I mean it can pass .NET objects instead of text. Conforming that to become a “host” requires 0 work I would think unless MS “makes it so”.
Hmm, I didn’t realize MSH/Monad was so ambitious. So you can just type in .NET keywords at the commandline, such as…
I’ve never used WSH but it seems to me that MSH (Microsoft Command Shell, codenamed Monad) will do a good job when it’s finished:
I have tried out an early preview and it looks very promising.
Some monad stuff here:
Not quite Console.WriteLine(“Hello World!”), but it’s hard to say. Does anyone have samples of .NET code running on the MSH shell?