A blog reader who goes by the name of MakingUpTheNumbers commented on my earlier custom tasks post by saying
The problem I generally see with Custom Tasks is that IS people don't want to get into deploying .NET based stuff, 'just' to implement richer dialogues/front-ends etc for shrink wrapped back-end processing.I'm inclined to agree. MakingUpTheNumbers continued:
IMHO we could do with some sort of embedded "scripting" that was sandboxed to basically do rich cross field dialogue validation. Surely there's something off the shelf SAS could embedded to allow this, and enable users to have "nice" entry points to stored processes, without having to get into heavy weight development and deployment with .NET.It's certainly the case that many SAS shops are reluctant to invest in additional language skills for their staff and/or to commit to supporting and maintaining application components written in non-SAS languages.
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