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You would love Oberon, and its derived OSes, Acme UI is based on it.
In Oberon, you can select any piece of text and apply a command on it.
Commands are public procedures in dynamic modules, so Module.Command will load it if not already loaded, and then execute command.
There are a couple of ways to write commands, depending if the act on selected widgets, selected text, selected windows, or if they ask for additional input.
For trying out it emulated on the browser,
And how the latest iteration of it, Bluebottle (AOS) with Active Oberon, looks like
One of the great things about PowerShell and Windows, is that despite all the warts it has, it allows exactly a similar kind of workflow, with .NET, DLLs and COM replacing that Module.Command experience.
GNOME and KDE can offer similar workflows, alongside DBUS, and fish shell, however people seem more keen in keeping the UNIX experience of yore instead of going down that route.
schierlm/OberonEmulator is an open source project licensed under ISC License which is an OSI approved license.
The primary programming language of OberonEmulator is Java.