Announcing Hush, a modern shell scripting language

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  • hush

    Hush is a unix shell based on the Lua programming language (by hush-shell)

    Official guide: Repository:

  • Wren

    The Wren Programming Language. Wren is a small, fast, class-based concurrent scripting language.

    Have you looked at Wren? Being embeddable is a primary use case.

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  • oil

    Oil is a new Unix shell. It's our upgrade path from bash to a better language and runtime. It's also for Python and JavaScript users who avoid shell!

    Why would I use this instead of Oil, which is older(and probably more mature), has more momentum, and (imo) has a much better gameplan for actually supplanting bash?

  • Shell-DSL

    A Raku module that provides a shell-like experience for running external commands and redirecting their I/O's. A command's standard output can be captured, and commands can be connected to form a pipeline easily.

    Reminds me of, which integrates shell scripting sugar syntax similar to Hush in Raku without implementing a brand new language.

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