> Anybody have experience with shells or scripting languages running
> on multiple platforms, for serious development work?
We have a project in progress here at Cygnus Support to port all of the
GNU tools to Windows 95/Windows NT. To do this, we're writing a libc
so that most programs will work just as they would on a Unix system.
Unlike the POSIX subsystem provided by Microsoft, you can intermix
Win32 calls with your POSIX calls.
At this time, the library (cygwin.dll) has enough support to get bash
and all (or at least most) of the file/shell/text/sh-utils running.
for info about the project. There are beta releases up for
anonymous-ftp but please be aware that it is still a work-in-progress.
We're mainly interested in getting the development tools and shell
utilities running so that we can support them on NT/Win95. Stuff like
networking is beyond the scope that we'll be concentrating on, although
if someone takes the time to do it I'm sure Steve would be happy to
incorporate the changes. People have talked about getting perl to
compile with it once or twice, so hopefully one of them will put their
code where their mouths are. :)