evcxr VS rust-script

Compare evcxr vs rust-script and see what are their differences.


Run Rust files and expressions as scripts without any setup or compilation step. (by fornwall)
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evcxr rust-script
71 23
4,466 821
1.8% -
6.0 0.0
14 days ago 12 days ago
Rust Rust
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of evcxr. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-18.


Posts with mentions or reviews of rust-script. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-07.
  • I made a scriptable spaced repetition CLI with Rust and Rhai!
    2 projects | /r/rust | 7 May 2023
    I started this as a little script made with rust-script, which took only a few hours to mock up, and then I was able to refactor the core logic into a much larger scriptable system over only about a day. And, Rust being Rust, it worked first time once I got it compiling! Also, I have to say, having a full-blown custom scripting engine just work is a novelty coming from web programming, and Rhai is a great choice if you need this sort of functionality in your own projects!
  • Organizing a large collection of Rust "scripts"?
    3 projects | /r/rust | 12 Apr 2023
    Use rust-script ! Instead of having a folder for each script, your script could be a single file, just like you would in python. Then you can put all the files in a single directory with a readme describing the functionality and use-case of each script.
  • Pre-RFC: `cargo-script` for everyone
    2 projects | /r/rust | 7 Apr 2023
    In case you didn't notice in the Prior Art section, rust-script is the most actively maintained descendant of cargo-script (from which the cargo-eval crate is forked as well).
  • Rust tech stack
    11 projects | /r/rust | 23 Mar 2023
    Someone even wrote https://rust-script.org/ to make that "shell scripting using Rust" use-case more convenient.
  • would you use rust for scripting?
    6 projects | /r/rust | 20 Mar 2023
    Is rust-script close enough?
    6 projects | /r/rust | 20 Mar 2023
    So personally, I use: - bash for super super basic things - ifs and loops are pretty much off the table - Rust for anything more complex than that - I've had a good time using https://rust-script.org/ , it's got some really cool features, and a very Unix-y feel
    6 projects | /r/rust | 20 Mar 2023
  • Why is Rust always advertised as system programming not general purpose programming?
    3 projects | /r/rust | 3 Dec 2022
    That may have been more of the originator of the idea, but what I believe I had used was rust-script, looking into it more. That one isn't maintained.
  • How has learning Rust been a benefit to you in other programming areas?
    2 projects | /r/rust | 15 Nov 2022
    If you want that, check out rust-script.
  • rust-analyzer changelog #134
    7 projects | /r/rust | 20 Jun 2022

What are some alternatives?

When comparing evcxr and rust-script you can also consider the following projects:

vscode-jupyter - VS Code Jupyter extension

polars - Fast multi-threaded, hybrid-out-of-core DataFrame library in Rust | Python | Node.js

cargo-script - Cargo script subcommand

jupyter-rust - a docker container for jupyter notebooks for rust

bincode - A binary encoder / decoder implementation in Rust.

vim-slime - A vim plugin to give you some slime. (Emacs)

rust-analyzer - A Rust compiler front-end for IDEs [Moved to: https://github.com/rust-lang/rust-analyzer]

iron.nvim - Interactive Repl Over Neovim

dotfiles - My configuration files and personal collection of scripts.

cargo-script - Cargo script subcommand

ipython - Official repository for IPython itself. Other repos in the IPython organization contain things like the website, documentation builds, etc.