[IronPython] Re: MSH vs IronPython
rodsenra at gpr.com.br
Fri Oct 1 14:37:57 CEST 2004
On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 07:21:35 -1000
"Larry O'Brien" <lobrien at knowing.net> wrote
about RE: [IronPython] Re: MSH vs IronPython:
| >>What capabilities does MSH have that couldn't be added to Python (or some
| >>other extensible scriptable language) by building an appropriate library?
| I agree that there are aspects of the MSH syntax that seem gratuitously
| But I think it would be a mistake to assume that a Python interactive prompt
| would _necessarily_ be more productive
Well, for me ipython *is* more productive (http://ipython.scipy.org/)
If you haven't tried it yet, you ought to.
| and easier to understand by the majority of users.
That is something very hard to define: the majority of users.
But, I doubt that those in need for a scripting shell would
feel greater difficulty with a python-based one than with MSH.
| In the best of all possible worlds, I would love to have
| a .profile that essentially provided a Python console as _my_ interactive
| prompt but which would still support push-location pop-location. And Joe
| Administrator can have a "pure" MSH shell and Jane Unix could have a
| bash-like shell.
I do sympathize wuth this view. However, it raises the issue of script
portability. That was one of the reasons I started to use Python for
admins scripts whenever possible.
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