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Saturday, March 19, 2005
The Clown utility of my FileTools collection (which can be found on the downloads page) now supports building and running from sources stored on a web server (which is yet another strike against security):
C:\Test>Clown /silent http://peisker.net/Echo.vb Hello World
Microsoft (R) Visual Basic .NET Compiler version 7.10.3052.4 for Microsoft (R) .NET Framework version 1.1.4322.573 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1987-2002. All rights reserved. Hello World
What's more, for C# and VB.NET source files, the commands to invoke the compiler (clown-build) and to run the resulting executable (clown-run) are now provided by default. This means no extra work for console apps; the following program can run as easily as a shell script by typing "Clown Echo.vb Hello World":
Public Module Echo Public Sub Main(ByVal args() As String) Dim s As String For Each s In args System.Console.WriteLine(s) Next s End Sub End Module
I should make writing code even simpler. I'm thinking of wrapping modules and methods arround snippets of code, the way I support it in WebEdit.NET's Script AddIns.