Creating a language that targets WSH

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ultrasoft
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Creating a language that targets WSH

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Starting off with a disclaimer: This question is motivated by curiosity and the desire to have a little fun with programming languages. I realize that what I'm asking is odd and probably seems not worthwhile, and that is "deprecated in favor of .Net".But anyway...I've read that Windows Script Host is "a language-independent scripting host for Windows Script compatible scripting engines" and that vbScript, jScript, and a few other languages target WSH.I've tried to look into how one could develop a language that targets WSH, but my searching hasn't gotten me anywhere. I've seen mentions of Active Scripting "engines" (I guess an "engine" is something written by an engineer) and APIs -- but nothing I've seen goes farther than mentioning that these things exist. The names of the engines and APIs aren't divulged, and there isn't any documentation that I've seen.As I've said, I understand that doing such a thing probably seems pointless, but I do think it would be fun, so if anyone has any idea about which train yards might house these engines or where the APIs go when they're at home, I'd appreciate hearing.

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Creating a language that targets WSH

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Starting off with a disclaimer: This question is motivated by curiosity and the desire to have a little fun with programming languages. I realize that what I'm asking is odd and probably seems not worthwhile, and that is "deprecated in favor of .Net".But anyway...I've read that Windows Script Host is "a language-independent scripting host for Windows Script compatible scripting engines" and that vbScript, jScript, and a few other languages target WSH.I've tried to look into how one could develop a language that targets WSH, but my searching hasn't gotten me anywhere. I've seen mentions of Active Scripting "engines" (I guess an "engine" is something written by an engineer) and APIs -- but nothing I've seen goes farther than mentioning that these things exist. The names of the engines and APIs aren't divulged, and there isn't any documentation that I've seen.As I've said, I understand that doing such a thing probably seems pointless, but I do think it would be fun, so if anyone has any idea about which train yards might house these engines or where the APIs go when they're at home, I'd appreciate hearing.

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Creating a language that targets WSH

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The SDK is still available but hard to find as almost all links have disappearwd. Microsoft is slowly putting old scripting technologies to sleep for good.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223389

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