|Date:||April 27, 2006 / year-entry #148|
|Summary:||Yes, there are plenty of scripting languages that are much better than boring old batch. Batch files were definitely a huge improvement over SUBMIT back in 1981, but they've been showing their age for quite some time. The advanced age of boring old batch, on the other hand, means that you have millions of batch...|
Yes, there are plenty of scripting languages that are much
better than boring old batch.
Batch files were definitely a huge improvement over
Shipping a new command shell doesn't solve everything either. For one thing, you have to decide if you are going to support classic batch files or not. Maybe you decide that you won't and prefer to force people to rewrite all their batch files into your new language. Good luck on that.
On the other hand, if you decide that you will support batch files after all,
presumably your new command shell will not execute old batch files
natively, but rather will defer to
C> copy con marco.cmd @set MARCO=polo ^Z 1 file(s) copied. C> echo %MARCO% %MARCO% C> marco C> echo %MARCO% polo
If your new command shell defers to
So good luck with your replacement command shell. I hope you figure out how to run batch files.
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