Is Kotlin Native ready for CLI tools development ?

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  • kscript

    Scripting enhancements for Kotlin

  • I am surprised not to see any mention of kscript

  • kotlinx.coroutines

    Library support for Kotlin coroutines

  • Coroutines are not built for arm (and other libraries). Maybe I am overestimating the importance of this, but I would absolutely want to run my CLI tools on machines like the raspberry pi!

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  • kotlinx-cli

    Pure Kotlin implementation of a generic CLI parser.

  • There is but you'll have to weigh this against quality and completeness of third party efforts as you've already discovered (in any case you'll probably need multiple libraries).

  • cobra

    A Commander for modern Go CLI interactions

  • My go-to for CLI tools nowadays is Golang with cobra

  • ionos-dyndns

    dyndns daemon for ionos domains

  • Hey! I am currently investigating the current state of Kotlin for such tools/applications. I, therefore, created a sample dyndns cli tool for my webhoster (see as example/dogfooding project.

  • okio

    A modern I/O library for Android, Java, and Kotlin Multiplatform.

  • No "official" files API available for native right now. However, this okio implementation looks really, really cool already:

  • kotlin-shell

    Tool for performing shell-like programing in Kotlin

  • Kotlin-shell looks pretty interesting too:

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  • maven-mvnd

    Apache Maven Daemon

  • Maven is slow, but hopefully mvnd can fix that.

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