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Joel on Software
Interactive interpreter for .Net?
Does anyone know of any interactive interpreters for .Net? It would be very useful to have the ability to pull up an interactive interpreter to evaluate some short pieces of code (for example, when learning about things like DateTime.Parse). From the little exposure I've had to some of the reflection functionality, it seems that it should be possible. I don't particularly care what language is used.
VB6 had an "immediate" window which, when the program was running, could be used exactly as you describe. I used it countless times to test out and debug COM objects.
Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Potentially useful: Dotnet Scripting Host (http://www.dotnetframework.de/scripting/dotnetscripting/dsh.en.asp) or Toolsack DotNet Script Host (http://www.toolsack.com/documentation/dotnetscripthost/)
I'm aware of the stuff that works under the debugger but was hoping to avoid having to keep an instance of VS.Net around for the sole purpose of sitting at a breakpoint. If was going to do this, I could just keep a dummy project around to modify and run.
That's not a bad idea. Perhaps it could even be integrated with the source editor -- selecting a few lines of code and executing them on the fly. I'll take a look at the docs. Thanks again.
I use Rich Hickey's DotLisp:
There is now an open source project shown on the MS website in the .Net area. It appears to be a interprative environment supported by the user community. Forgot the name but it was very visible in June 2003, so go see for yerself.
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