Worth a Read: PowerShell Language Definition

by Jun 9, 2022

Today I like to point you to the official Microsoft PowerShell Language Definition. As a seasoned PowerShell scripter, you can gain a lot of inside knowledge by looking at the formal definition of the PowerShell language itself.

The language definition explains a zillion of practically relevant details such as a comprehensive list of predefined variables, built-in keywords, operator precedence, and so much more. You can find the language definition online here:


The 13 chapters have also been translated to a number of languages. The German edition can be found here:



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