[arch-general] Opinions on PowerShell?

Christian Hesse list at eworm.de
Fri Aug 19 05:16:50 UTC 2016

Hunter Connelly via arch-general <arch-general at archlinux.org> on Thu,
2016/08/18 21:28:
> On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 09:00:33PM -0400, Eli Schwartz via arch-general
> wrote:
> > Why would anyone want to use an overly-verbose scripting language like
> > PowerShell as an interactive shell, **unless it was their only option**?  
> While I tend to prefer Unix-style shells, there are *some* things that
> PowerShell does better.
> Here's an example I found on Reddit in the thread about this on /r/linux.
> Both of the following commands find the size and name of the three largest
> files in a directory.
> Bash:        ls -l | sed 's/ \+/,/g' | cut -d',' -f 5,9 | sort -g | tail -3

ls -1 --sort=size | head -n3

> PowerShell:  ls -file | sort -pr length | select length, name -l 3
> What seems to be the most noticable difference is that PowerShell, being an
> object-oriented language, pipes objects instead of raw text. I think this
> might make many things easier while writing scripts.
main(a){char*c=/*    Schoene Gruesse                         */"B?IJj;MEH"
"CX:;",b;for(a/*    Best regards             my address:    */=0;b=c[a++];)
putchar(b-1/(/*    Chris            cc -ox -xc - && ./x    */b/42*2-3)*42);}
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