>A script is a wrapper around all of your programs and becomes a
superset of all of them.
lololol that has got to be the most unusual definition I have ever
heard of a script. According to your definition, a macro in a word
processer is a superset of the entire word processer. I disagree.
Using text is not a requirement of a wrapper!! This is getting funnier
> Maybe you are used to some more restricted form of scripting.
Nope. I am not a scripter. I am a programmer. We use terms
consistently otherwise confusion would result. We have to communicate
with each other and work together so when we use terms like "wrapper" it
generally means the same thing. We can have a wrapper to encapsulate
code, redefine the api, but I never, ever heard of a list of command
(script) called a wrapper.
What else ya gat?
From: Les Mikesell [mailto:lesmikesell_at_gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 3:12 PM
To: John Maher
Cc: Andreas Krey; David Chapman; Mark Phippard;
Subject: Re: general questions
On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 1:57 PM, John Maher <JohnM_at_rotair.com> wrote:
> A script is just a subset of a full fledged program. In other words,
> program can do all a script can do and more.
That's the part you don't seem to be getting. A script is a wrapper
around all of your programs and becomes a superset of all of them. At
least the ones that are capable of using and generating text. It is
not just limited to what any single program can do - or what is on any
single machine for that matter assuming you have a tool like ssh
available. At least that's the unix-inspired way of thinking.
Maybe you are used to some more restricted form of scripting.
Received on 2012-09-11 21:22:43 CEST