Question is, is there a scripting language that is really platform independent?

I'm just working on a little script that needs to pass some sql statement to sqlplus and this needs to be done differently on linux and windows (yes, I know DBI, but on this particular script it is not a solution).

So, yes Perl itself is platform independent, but if you start to interface with other applications it becomes platform dependent again.

PS) you can retrieve the OS type by using the $^O variable


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-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org On Behalf Of Jeremy Schneider
Sent: donderdag 10 november 2011 19:49
To: nigel.cl.thomas@googlemail.com
Cc: aluoor@gmail.com; Oracle-L Freelists
Subject: Re: simple platform independent scripting language (now using Shell Scripts on *NIX)

I would second this actually... there's a small learning curve to perl
but it's really very easy to get started with basic stuff - and I think
you'll find it a very worthwhile investment of your time. Basic scripts
are just about as simple as bash, but there's lots more room for
growth... and your code will run literally anywhere. :)

On 11/10/2011 12:18 PM, Nigel Thomas wrote:
Really, why not Perl? It is included on many Oracle distributions (See
ORAFAQ <http://www.orafaq.com/wiki/Perl>) so you can sidestep your Windows
admins. It really isn't as complicated as all that! Just different...
There is lots of information available via google - and a nod to Jared
Still, who has written this up in much more detail than I ever could.

Regards Nigel
On 10 November 2011 14:51, Sven Aluoor wrote:


I am not an experienced programmer so I am searching for something
simple. In the past years I did all my scripting needs with Bash
(Shell Script) scripts and SQL*Plus. Now more and more Windows
platforms, so Bash doesn't work anymore.

What simple scripting language do you recommend me that runs on
Windows and UNIX? No Perl, it's too complicated.
Scripts are mostly in combination with SQL*Plus.

+1 312-725-9249

Jeremy Schneider



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