Avoid batch files

17 Feb 2012

When programming on windows, you will sometimes need to execute batch files. It might seem like a good idea to do something simple in a batch file. This is the time you should realize that it it’s a slippery slope. Dont go there.

There are excellent alternatives! Powershell works well for scripting (as long as you accept the signing or set-execution-policy). Ruby is sweet for scripting. There are alternatives that will let simple things be simple.



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