Thanks.

I can program well in both compiled and scripted languages.

The reason for my previous query is that iris command tool can accept certain objectscript commands but others have to be submitted via iris studio

Some ObjectScript does not require compiling eg. write

BUT some code does need compiling which are the examples that do not work.
What is the rule that says whether code needs compiling?

Thanks for all the input.

Why is tab for IRIS terminal different from other whitespace like spaces?

Do you know if there is a way of entering username & password from Linux command line?

Hopefully securely as well eg. like Windows credential store