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Monday, February 27, 2006

That's it. I'm switching

No, not to a Mac (that's another post), but switching languages. Ever since I started in The Real World™, I've been using VBScript for my Windows scripting needs because it was lax enough to let me hack something out quick and that was what my first employer had standardized on for all its non-compiled Windows "stuff" (ASP, WSH, etc.).

Late last week, however, I finally got fed up with the total lack of error handling that VBScript offers as compared to other languages while hacking out a script for work. I bit the bullet and, while I may be a few years late to the party, I've decided to do all my future Windows scripting in JavaScript (ok, since it's Windows, it's JScript) - at least till Monad is ubiquitous. try...catch blocks alone make the switch worthwhile. On Error Resume Next...you're outta here.

Now, to find a JS runtime for other OSes...

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