# Date: 2 Jan 1996 03:01:07 -0600
# From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul Wilson)
# Organization: CS Dept, University of Texas at Austin
# Has anybody looked at the problem of providing a nice cross-platform
# shell/scripting language, particularly one that would work on Windows95
# and NT?
Scheme Shell for Win32 would be great!
# Anybody have experience with shells or scripting languages running
# on multiple platforms, for serious development work?
I've been using the MKS Toolkit (see http://www.mks.com) which
provides a Korn Shell, make, cat, ls, etc... for Windows 95 and
Windows NT. I have been using it for serious development work
(building a large software system) for several months.
While I would prefer and more advanced scripting language similar to
Scheme Shell, Korn Shell is a big step up from DOS batch files!
One nice thing about Win32 is that, compared to Unix, it is much
easier to nail down. The hard part is the design work that Olin has
done for the Unix Scheme Shell to make the system calls available in a