[swift-users] Using Swift for interpreted shell scripts?

Jens Alfke jens at mooseyard.com
Tue Dec 15 14:28:43 CST 2015

Swift doesn’t seem like a good fit for the kinds of tasks people write shell-scripts for. It’s a system/app programming language, like C/C++. Scripting languages have extremely dynamic typing, super-high-level APIs, and no separate compile/link stage.

There’s no reason you couldn’t convert some shellscripts as an exercise to learn Swift, but I don’t think you’ll find many resources out there.


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