VBScript or Perl?
Subject:   VBScript or Perl? The Windows System Administrator's Scripting Dilemma
Date:   2006-01-19 12:01:44
From:   drwjr
For Windows, I'm not sure I'd use either. I'm currently trying to learn both VBScript and Perl, because they are commonly available at most corporate IT environments.

But I've been a Winbatch scripter for years. I find Winbatch to be much more robust than VBScript, it does cost (but it doesn't cost much), it does have to be installed (though I hardly find that to be a big deal), it has support for third party development of add-on modules, and it doesn't necessarily require an interpretive environment like VBScript does (because you can compile your Winbatch scripts into freely-distributable stand-alone executables).