OSS Scripting and Tools

Copyright © 2013 Bart Massey

  • Scripting and Tools are part of OSS

    • Might save time (but probably not)
    • Helps elucidate architecture
    • Makes for easier modification and porting
  • Scripting Languages

    • e.g.: sh, bash, perl
    • different because
      • interactive / interpreted
      • allow accessing "operating system" facilities easily
      • easy to write (even at the expense of easy-to-read)
      • good support for strings, ints, and doubles (maybe not arrays and structs)