One of the exciting features of Win32 platforms is their support for scripting. Although such support is not new to computer science, it is fairly new to Microsoft’s operating systems.
The scripting capability introduced by Win32 platforms is known as Windows Script Hosting (WSH). This technology enables any language to register a scripting engine. Such an engine is a COM server component (refer to Chapter 5, “Automation,” for details on COM servers). This enables any application to execute a script, regardless of language.