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A Guided Tour of the Microsoft Command Shell

chendo Reminds me of Python.. (519 comments)

When I saw this line:

msh> "this is a test".split(" ")
I immediately thought "Python" (although I realise this may apply to other languages as well).

Seriously... I can see a Python-based shell that can do what MSH can (named 'pash', possibly?). I respect the SQL syntax used and it could be useful, although I dislike the idea of using |s for this (no real reason... it just looks/feels wrong).

Another downside (for me) is that it's too verbose. I'm used to short commands like 'cat' instead of something like 'get-contents'. And the .NET implementation just looks really ugly, IMHO.

Just my two cents.

more than 9 years ago

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