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I've been doing it this way for years and it really, really works. Some places have reservations with it since its lack of formality is considered "risky" by some.

Though, an alternative to switching to another language is using xargs well. Writing bash with some immutably has been pretty invaluable for my workflows lately. For example

  seq 1 10 | xargs -P10 -I{} ssh $host-{} hostname

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