Evolution of shells in Linux (developerWorks)
Posted Dec 12, 2011 18:59 UTC (Mon) by raven667
In reply to: Evolution of shells in Linux (developerWorks)
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For good reason, as I said--such systems have never won out in the past, why should .NET and PowerShell be any different?
What is this "winning" you are concerned about? PowerShell is already the preferred standard command shell and scripting environment on MS Windows servers and is not really relevant outside that space. UNIX shells like bash are really only relevant on UNIX systems, they have only marginal presence in the Windows space, so there is really no context where "winning" makes sense as they are not directly comparable.
The idea that the shell can be both built out of and expose a full featured programming language and library is not new as you point out but is well demonstrated by PowerShell and not a bad idea.
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