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On 9/26/2010 5:23 AM, Patrick Mc(avery wrote:

This is good to know. I'm creating a new credit course
"Scripting for Security"
for IPO Fall 2011 that will feature BASH, Python and Lua (in
that order) that I
figured is a useful order if not a logical one. I'd appreciate any
thoughts from
the group on the subject.
Dick S.

Perhaps you may want to lead off with a discussion of what to use
each language for and what can be reused between them. Thinking
that the next language would be starting from scratch I wanted to
try things like GUI programming in BASH. Now I can also see that
regular expressions mostly carry over between languages and that
using the wrong tool for the job is harder then adding another

Patrick, please note that it's about a course titled "Scripting for Security". You're pulling the discussion off course to something that is somewhat off-topic to this list. While we appreciate your enthusiasm, bending the topic in your direction is akin to hijacking the thread for your own interests -- which is rude to the original poster and distracts from those who are trying to conduct an on-topic discussion.

Note that the course is not about learning the languages. It should be more in the lines of security methods in languages, e.g. doing sandboxing or how Blizzard would want to use Lua in a secure way, to use a practical example. See the wiki page provided by David Manura.

Kein-Hong Man (esq.)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia