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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by jplindstrom (594) on 2008.07.31 9:17 (#64135) Journal

    Batch certainly sucks, it even has two(!) incomplete sets of escaping rules.

    So instead of that complete and utter mess, why not use Windows Scripting Host [wikipedia.org]? That sounds a lot easier.

    • A very long ago, when I needed to automate things and didn't know .net/perl/python I was using WSH (via its javascript), and I must say it sucks even more. Especially since windowed/console mode is a global setting, plus it had some funny glitches in child processes execution. So, batch files are much better.