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

John Regner regnerjr at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 15:12:09 CST 2015

Check out this talk from Ayaka on just this topic! https://realm.io/news/swift-scripting/

> On Dec 15, 2015, at 12:37 PM, @lbutlr via swift-users <swift-users at swift.org> wrote:
>> On Dec 15, 2015, at 1:28 PM, Jens Alfke <jens at mooseyard.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> One possible advantage is that it would be relatively easy (instead of nigh-impossible) to have a shell script that interacts efficiently with the GUI.
> But yes, this is mostly meant as a way for me to get a handle on the language by writing things I am familiar with and have some investment in.
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