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The Squirrel portable shell and scripting language

Mar 18, 2009, 23:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Streicher)

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"Software developers face a similar problem some 2000 years later. There are many ways to say the same thing in so many programming languages. Even at the command line, there are many analogs to choose from, including a variety of shells and various combinations of commands.

"In general, the variety is good, but it can also be daunting. Which solution do you choose? Will the technology keep pace with requirements? Will the investment of time and effort pay off? Or will those neatly written glyphs (or are those Perl sigils?) become obsolete? Worse, will everything have to be translated (rewritten) for other environments?

"If you don't want to commit to the idiosyncrasies of the Fish shell, the Bash shell, the Z shell, the Windows operating system's cmd.exe, or some other shell scripting language, try the Squirrel Shell. The Squirrel Shell provides an advanced, object-oriented scripting language that works equally well in UNIX, Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows systems. You can write a script once and run it anywhere.

"Even better, you don't have to put a half-ton rock in your ear to use it."

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