Pharo based scripting is coming along:
Coral makes it possible to write shell scripts with Pharo. It’s actually several parts:
- A wrapper shell script
- To seamlessly invoke the VM from the command line.
- A tiny syntax extension
- Smalltalk has no syntax to declare classes and methods outside of the code browser. Coral’s syntax extension allows to declare classes, methods, and to evaluate code, all in a simple text file.
- A lighter, prepared image
- The Coral image is configured to launch quickly, without a graphical interface, and is preloaded with packages useful for scripting, like access to the system’s filesystem and processes.
If you follow the link, there's a video as well