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I am commiserating along with everyone about how ugly the PS language is and then I see your comparison to Perl and I'm like, "Oh, no, PS is all fine and good and maybe even beautiful after all. I mean, it's not Perl."
Perl syntax just gives me shivers.
If it was hard to create, it ought to be hard to use!
Seriously, I totally get your frustration. Stubbornness comes in handy sometimes.
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When it came time to learn PowerShell many years ago (yes, 2.0) we had an instructor led class with a mix of developers & Windows and Linux Admins in it.
Developers (me included at the time) seemed to get PS, while the Windows and Linux struggled with it. Linux admins especially since they are heavy duty scripting folks. Problem for them was it so very different than the shells they used on Linux. Fast forward to the present, those same Linux admins are using PowerShell and are quite good at it.
Syntax always seemed a bit "clunky" to me, but the concepts were quite natural to me because of leaning .NET and C#.
The problem is time. I just don't have the time to learn such an obtuse syntax. Why didn't they just use C#.
Given enough time we can learn anything, but actually we are never given enough time to completely learn anything.
PS is yet another time sink.
BTW the folks who made the comments about French cars were right, the question is WHY do the French insist on swimming up stream when the large majority of uses are intuitive and the French standard is not.
Not just the US of A having it's annual "Get drunk and blow stuff up" day, but for England as well.
Yes, tonight pubs will open for the first time since March - observing social distancing of course, something drunk people known to be good at - with the Prime Minister urging everyone to drink "safely and responsibly".
Riiiiiight. That should work well ...
Expect "Lockdown V2.0 - this time we're serious" in a couple of weeks.
So, anyone in England heading pub-wards tonight?
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