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Re: Subversion - .wsf hook scripts on Windows

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-21 14:29:35 CET

On 1/17/07, Daniel Rall <dlr@collab.net> wrote:
> > >o Special-case wsf files on Windows to run them using cscript.exe
> >
> > (warning: slippery slope & scope creep ahead!)
> >
> > If this is the chosen solution, would it be reasonable to use WSH's
> > named arguments for passing the arguments into the script? Instead of
> > addressing each parameter by the order in which they're specified on
> > the command line, one could address the parameters by name.
>
> Could you provide an example of this?

Basically it's WSF's version of getopts, if I understand getopts right.

Simple example.

Let's say I have a wsf script which copies the contents of one
directory to another directory, and it's set up to expect the source
as the first parameter, and the second as the destination.

So, I do this:

cscript.exe copyfiles.wsf c:\source c:\destination

and in the wsf (I use JavaScript in my WSH scripts), I have:

var sourceDir = WScript.Arguments.Unnamed(0);
var destDir = WScript.Arguments.Unnamed(1);

However, if I set my script up for named variables, I'll do this:

cscript.exe copyfiles.wsf //dest:"c:\destination" //source:"c:\source"

var sourceDir = WScript.Arguments.Named.Item("source");
var destDir = WScript.Arguments.Named.Item("dest");

Now that I'm using named variables, the order they're passed on the
command line no longer matters, because the script host looks for the
parameters by name, not position. It also helps things self-document a
little better (my opinion).

One can mix named and unnamed arguments, but my preference is to name
them all, or name none.

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