Type management in the wild, wild west
Basic types and literals
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
|--Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass|
As we’ve discussed previously, the use of objects in PowerShell makes PowerShell unlike most shell environments, which can only deal with strings. And where you have objects, you also have object types. In fact much of the power in PowerShell comes from the innovative way we use types. In this chapter, we’ll look at the PowerShell type system and how to take advantage of it, and examine some of the things you can accomplish with types in ...