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While not disagreeing, I would not agree that "everyone should go to Python" since I would personally prefer (for example) Ruby or Elixir, which can work just as well as scripting languages and are at least as readable, while also not triggering too much "VM startup" time.

Of course, others would prefer, say, Clojure, or Kotlin (although the JVM startup time is the worst of all), but therein lies the issue... We're stuck with Bash scripting because everyone (more or less) knows/understands it to some extent, it's installed everywhere, and it has essentially no startup-time cost.

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