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Don't get me wrong, I'm absolutely an advocate for statically typed languages. Most of the work I'm doing with bash scripts involves command invocation, piping, and filesystem I/O. Which are things that I've never seen compiled, statically typed languages do particularly better than Perl/Python. I've never done this kind of programming in Rust, but my experience with Rust suggests to me that it's not any easier or more robust to do this work in Rust than it is in Java or C++. Mind you, you might have a completely different experience depending on the task at hand.

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