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Anything that supports pipes and signals, and is easy to install. I've started using Steel Bank Common Lisp (SBCL) because it's the default implementation used with the Roswell installer.

https://github.com/roswell/roswell

(As a side-note: Perl 5 was really the ideal language for this, by design; we might be in a different world today if it hadn't been derailed by Perl Forever^W 6).




I mean, Perl 5 wasn't actually ideal for this, but it was better suited to the task than anything else that actually exists.


Perl 6 actually exists and has a REPL which Perl 5 lacked.




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