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Following Slashdot’s review of Bruce’s book (PowerShell in Action ), a ton of people chimed in with comments. One of the most interesting as this one from nacturation:

  • Imagine someone gave you some library code, but to use the code you couldn’t pass in variables, objects, or whatever. Each function in the library takes one input — a string. The return from the functions are also one output — a string. You need to convert this to/from any meaningful format in order for you to use it. That is bash.

    Now imagine the same thing, but instead of passing in strings you could pass in/out native data types, full objects, other methods, etc. That’s PowerShell.

Well said.

Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
Windows Management Partner Architect
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