[Off Topic] Microsoft Command Shell

This is not really relevant to Resharper, but hopefully relevant to JetBrains...
I've just read the rather in-depth article at Ars Technica discussing Microsoft's
upcoming command shell (MSH), available here:

http://arstechnica.com/guides/other/msh.ars

On the final page (http://arstechnica.com/guides/other/msh.ars/13) the author
points out the following:

"My biggest frustration with MSH is the low quality of the actual shell interface.
On my Linux system, I am extremely dependent on line editing keyboard shortcuts
that simplify manipulation and alteration of command line input. MSH has
very few line editing shortcuts, and extremely limited support for tab completion.
I would like to see an MSH command line interface that provides the code
completion and syntax highlighting features found in Visual Studio. Code
completion support and parameter tooltips would make the shell much easier
to use. Apparently, the SDK will eventually enable users to build their own
host applications with MSH functionality, so a third-party or indpendent
developer could potentially construct her own enhanced shell interface."

My immediate thought was that JetBrains should be the ones to write the ultimate
MSH shell. Any chance this might actually happen? :)


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Hello Chris,

actually it's an interesting idea, thank you. Personally, I frequently miss
such features as advanced completion and parameter tooltips in many applications

including command shell, and I know that I'm not alone.

Regards,
Dmitry Shaporenkov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

This is not really relevant to Resharper, but hopefully relevant to
JetBrains...
I've just read the rather in-depth article at Ars Technica discussing
Microsoft's
upcoming command shell (MSH), available here:
http://arstechnica.com/guides/other/msh.ars

On the final page (http://arstechnica.com/guides/other/msh.ars/13) the
author points out the following:

"My biggest frustration with MSH is the low quality of the actual
shell interface. On my Linux system, I am extremely dependent on line
editing keyboard shortcuts that simplify manipulation and alteration
of command line input. MSH has very few line editing shortcuts, and
extremely limited support for tab completion. I would like to see an
MSH command line interface that provides the code completion and
syntax highlighting features found in Visual Studio. Code completion
support and parameter tooltips would make the shell much easier to
use. Apparently, the SDK will eventually enable users to build their
own host applications with MSH functionality, so a third-party or
indpendent developer could potentially construct her own enhanced
shell interface."

My immediate thought was that JetBrains should be the ones to write
the ultimate MSH shell. Any chance this might actually happen? :)



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No problem, I'll be the one thanking you if you do decide to go ahead and
make an enhanced command shell like this.

I couldn't agree with you more regarding the lack of features like the ones
you mention in most applications. After having used IDEA heavily for a few
years now (and more recently Resharper), I constantly find myself getting
frustrated when my beloved IDEA/Resharper shortcuts don't work the same across
all my applications!

Regards,
Chris

Hello Chris,

actually it's an interesting idea, thank you. Personally, I frequently
miss such features as advanced completion and parameter tooltips in
many applications

including command shell, and I know that I'm not alone.

Regards,
Dmitry Shaporenkov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"



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