On 6/30/2017 23:54, sisyph...@optusnet.com.au wrote:
-----Original Message----- From: Chris Marshall
Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2017 5:16 AM
To: win32-vanilla@perl.org
Subject: powershell compatible SPP

Hi Chris,

Following a conversation with Chas Owens at YAPC::NA 2017 in Alexandria, we're working on an implemention of SPP using Windows PowerShell rather than command.com and .bat files.

On a Windows 10 laptop, I opened a powershell (for the first time in my life) and added the location of SPP's gcc and perl bin folders to the path:

PS C:\p> $Env:Path="$Env:Path;C:\_64\strawberry5.24.0-ld\c\bin;C:\_64\strawberry5.24.0-ld\perl\bin"

(I'm not proposing that as the solution - I would think you'd want to provide an alternative to portableshell.bat that does that for the user.)

Yes, something like portableshell.ps1

But does that provide the functionality that's required ? ... or are there some issues regarding the functionality thus obtained ?

The main one is without command.com, all the .bat files for running
perl scripts as programs (think pdl2 or perldl) won't run. I was
thinking to replace the batch files with PowerShell functions (or
cmdlets as they call them).

It seemed fine to me - whereas running SPP's portableshell.bat from inside an already existing powershell seemed to bugger up the shell's behavioural characteristics.

Can't run .bat files wihout a command.com.  I'm hoping for
a next generation portable shell dot bat.


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