Re: Announcing Interactive JScript

Hi Marlon,
I did not write a parser.  The environment relies on the eval function
of JScript to evaluate code at runtime.
Jamal
On Fri, 8 Feb 2008, Marlon Brandão
de Sousa wrote:

> Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 09:39:10 -0200
> From: Marlon Brandão de Sousa <splyt.lists@xxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Announcing Interactive JScript
>
> Jamal,
> you wrote the parser or it is just a wrapper to a ms compiler / interpreter?
> If you wrote the parser please write me off list, because I have been
> looking for a parser written by someone known and try understanding
> it, as no tutorials shelped me to understand how to build a parser.
> Thanks
> Marlon
>
> 2008/2/8, Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx>:
> > Thanks, Laura -- with your background, that's particularly meaningful!
> > Jamal
> >  On Thu, 7 Feb 2008, tribble wrote:
> >
> > > Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 12:04:28 -0500
> > > From: tribble <lauraeaves@xxxxxxxxx>
> > > Reply-To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: Re: Announcing Interactive JScript
> > >
> > > Cool -- sounds quite useful -- great job
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Jamal Mazrui" <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
> > > To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <program-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>;
> > > <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 7:13 AM
> > > Subject: Announcing Interactive JScript
> > >
> > >
> > > Now available at
> > > http://www.EmpowermentZone.com/ijs.zip
> > >
> > > Interactive JScript
> > > Version 1.0
> > > February 7, 2008
> > > Copyright 2008 by Jamal Mazrui
> > > Modified GPL License
> > >
> > > I have wanted to build a JScript .NET interpreter.  I recently found an
> > > article with code by Andrew Norris that got me started:
> > >
> > > "A Simple JavaScript Command Line Interpreter for Windows in JScript.Net"
> > > http://listeningtoreason.blogspot.com/
> > > The original code has now been rewritten and extended considerably.
> > >
> > > Interactive JScript (IJS) is a console mode environment that can
> > > dynamically execute code in the JScript .NET language.  The source code is
> > > in a single file, ijs.js.  a batch file, build.bat, calls the JScript
> > > compiler, jsc.exe, which is distributed with the .NET Framework.  The
> > > resulting executable, ijs.exe, is about 40K in size.  It may be run from
> > > any directory on a computer that has the .NET Framework 2.0 (or above)
> > > installed.
> > >
> > > IJS may be used to run or test code in either standard JavaScript or the
> > > enhanced Microsoft JScript 8.0, which also serves as the script language
> > > for web development with ASP.NET.  The home page of the language is at
> > > http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/72bd815a(VS.80).aspx
> > >
> > >   For example, a .js file can define a sophisticated snippet that may be
> > > invoked with the Alt+V command of the EdSharp editor, available at
> > > http://www.EmpowermentZone.com/edsetup.exe
> > >
> > > JScript code can also be evaluated by IronCOM, a COM server that provides
> > > traditional Win32 applications with access to functionality of the .NET
> > > Framework, available at
> > > http://www.EmpowermentZone.com/comsetup.exe
> > >
> > > The HomerKit library for JAWS
> > > http://www.EmpowermentZone.com/kitsetup.exe
> > >  includes a function called JSEval that wraps a JScript call via IronCOM,
> > > thereby enabling JAWS scripts to make .NET calls for functionality not
> > > available in the native scripting language.
> > >
> > > IJS may also be helpful for programming in .NET languages other than
> > > JScript.  Built in commands are defined for inquiring about available
> > > methods, properties, and events via reflection.  You can explore an object
> > > model, test expressions, save working code, and then convert it to the
> > > syntax of another .NET language.
> > >
> > > Reflecting on a COM object requires that a DLL be registered on the
> > > computer, described in the article
> > > "Inspect COM Components Using the TypeLib Information Object"
> > > http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/1200/TypeLib/
> > >
> > > Registering this DLL (included in the archive) may be done at a command
> > > prompt as follows:
> > > RegSvr32 TlbInf32.dll
> > > Installing EdSharp does this automatically, and makes IJS conveniently
> > > available with the Go to Environment command, Control+Shift+G.
> > >
> > > IJS works well with a screen reader, since new output to the console is
> > > automatically read.  Periodically, the cls command is useful for clearing
> > > the screen and eliminating extra verbiage.  IJS may also be used as a
> > > simple, speech-friendly calculator, since most algebraic, trigonometric,
> > > and date calculations may be done with JScript.
> > >
> > > Below is the online documentation, available by entering the help command
> > > in Interactive JScript.  Questions, comments, or code contributions are
> > > welcome.
> > >
> > > Jamal
> > >
> > > Type a JScript statement, followed by Enter
> > > (a closing semicolon is not needed).
> > > Use UpArrow to repeat a command.
> > >  End a line of input with a space and underline ( _) to continue
> > > a multiline block of code.
> > > The prompt then changes from a > to _ character.
> > >
> > > Most classes of the .NET Framework 2.0 may be used in expressions.
> > > Variable types are inferred.
> > > To ease typing, the following namespaces are imported
> > > (there classes may be referenced without a namespace prefix):
> > > Microsoft.VisualBasic
> > > System
> > > System.Collections
> > > System.Data
> > > System.Diagnostics
> > > System.IO
> > > System.Reflection
> > > System.Text
> > > System.Windows.Forms
> > >
> > > In addition, the following built-in commands are available:
> > > quit = end this program
> > > cls = clear the screen
> > > eval FileName = execute a JScript file
> > > eval clipboard = execute JScript code on the clipboard
> > > cmd = pass any statement to the Windows command interpreter (cmd.exe)
> > > dos = execute a console-mode command and display its output
> > > log FileName = log output to a file
> > > log off = suspend logging
> > > log on = continue logging
> > > net Object = list members of a .NET object
> > > constructors Object = list its constructors only
> > > events Object = list its events only
> > > fields Object = list its fields only
> > > methods Object = list its methods only
> > > properties Object = list its properties only
> > > com Object = list members of a COM object
> > > dir Object = directory of members of either a .NET or COM object
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