XORMeBaby wrote:<br>Hmmm? The programming challenges let you use your own language of choice to complete the mission. Batch is strictly Window$ though, where as learning something like Perl will be very portable and WAY more effective. Not to mention Perl is very powerful and almost as easy as learning all the ins and outs of batch.mShred wrote:Well I haven't exactly looked into the programming challenges to see if there was something similar to it in a different language. And batch is kinda like an easy, starting language to help get things done.
You like Perl a lot don't you? I think that although Perl and other full featured languages are much better for the programming missions than batch or shell scripting. but I also think that both batch and shell scripting (with the emphasis on shell scripting) are also very important to know- if just for compatibility. Shell scripting is much more powerful than batch is
(by default, windows has a shitty command line), but if all you use is some form of *nix and hardly even touch windows, it narrows you're options for what you can do on a windows computer considerably.