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RE: [DotGNU]About scripting: SilverScript

From: James Mc Parlane
Subject: RE: [DotGNU]About scripting: SilverScript
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 10:45:36 +1000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Minten [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 3:04 AM
> To: Adam Theo
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [DotGNU]About scripting: SilverScript
> Adam Theo wrote:
> > 
> > Hear, hear!
> > 
> > I agree, the world does *not* need another scripting 
> language, unless
> > you spoke to the leaders and major developers of at least 2 
> of the other
> > main ones and got them to merge their efforts into yours 
> (good luck).
> > 
> > I say adopt and contribute back to an existing open/free one such as
> > Perl, Python, or maybe even better (dunno, no first hand 
> experience),
> > Ruby. This would be so much better than trying to make one 
> from scratch
> > when I (and I'm sure many others, too) have enough trouble 
> keeping track
> > of the existing ones.
> I've been looking into Ruby, it seems like it has all the stuff needed
> for DotGNU scripting, and it's portable. 
> I believe it should be possible to make a Ruby extension 
> library (or an

How about a generic scriping engine interface module that would allow people
to easily integrate existing scriping languages?

> extension to the source of the interpreter) allowing it to 
> use IL code,
> the extension libs (and the interpreter) are written in C, pnet is
> written in C, so as far as I can see we could make an extension that
> connects to the pnet engine code and uses it to work with IL.

This sounds like the kind of thing that could be used by many different
languages if a generic scripting extension could be created.

> I'm not quite sure if the things I thought of will actually 
> work but if 
> they work we would have a seriously cool scripting system :-).
> Greetings,
> Peter
> PS: This does not mean that SilverScript is dead, just asleep.
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