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If you’re into minimal docker images, bash or similar shell might be the only script interpreter available.

Python might not exist on your windows machine.

Etc.




Surely we could all agree on a minimal subset of useful Python to write scripts : loops, arrays, lists, some strings functions, etc. The resulting Python interpreter would probably be tiny.

For example, there is https://docs.bazel.build/versions/master/skylark/language.ht... which is a subset of Python.


Micropython runs in 16k RAM.

https://micropython.org/


> Python might not exist on your windows machine.

Bash might not exist either.




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