Guide for writing shell scripts in Julia (by ninjaaron)

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  • Administrative Scripting with Julia
    9 projects | | 6 Apr 2023
    I appreciate the "Why You Shouldn't Use Julia for Administrative Scripts" section[0] which asked exactly the questions I would have asked.

    The choice of (non-Bash) language to write command line utilities is in a bit of odd spot right now. Python is basically almost everywhere installed but the dependency on runtime + venv oddities bring their own set of problems. Java has the same runtime need issues though things might improve with initiatives regarding native binary compilation (though including the runtime may not produce exactly lightweight executables). Perl used to be a hot favorite in this space but I don't think lot of people are writing new stuff in Perl even though it is still present by default almost everywhere. Go is almost perfect here except I don't want to deal with 3x the boilerplate. Personally I think Rust isn't a bad choice (libraries like clap hugely reduce the boilerplate) but the learning curve makes it a harder sell (even though for basic utilities, I don't think there would be too much wrestling with the borrow checker). Another choice that comes to mind is Nim; I think it is very well positioned except a lot of people don't know even about it so its a hard sell + even among those who know, everyone is looking at everyone else to take the initiative to adopt it in a corporate environment at a non-trivial scale.


    9 projects | | 6 Apr 2023
  • Lisp or Julia
    2 projects | /r/sysadmin | 23 Oct 2021
    My question is actually not what everyone uses, but what is best suited for the task. Those two things are, of course, almost always different, because the average person is anything but smart. Here you see that Julia is indeed better suited for handling data than Bash: And here you see that Lisp will be the best scripting language for certain persons: Obviously, if you don't have in-depth experience with both languages, you don't have to answer my question.
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