[plt-scheme] Uses for PLT: generating DOS batch files

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri Apr 17 15:46:14 EDT 2009

Nice. As you gather more experience, write it up as a two-page  
experience report and send it to the Scheme workshop.

It is supposed to be the home for all Schemers and all things Scheme,  
and with a reasonable PC chair, it may even implement this policy.

-- Matthias

On Apr 17, 2009, at 1:06 PM, Grant Rettke wrote:

> At virtually all of my clients, Windows is the standard platform for
> everything; the only exception being Java shops where deployment is
> often on UNIX (but everything else is still on Windows).
> As such, DOS batch files are the lingua franca for task automation (I
> don't mean builds here). Yes I know about the alternatives, but
> despite them DOS is still the standard. People feel good about
> "signing off" on batch files; they are simple and verbose.
> Plain old PLT and DrScheme make it very easy to programatically
> generate batch files (using standard APIs). I've been doing a lot of
> it for the past few days.
> Nothing exciting or attractive about it; but it sure beats handwriting
> scripts any day.
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