In an homage to days gone by, let’s see if I can run the table posting every day for May 2022.
I actually had a good time last week fooling around with the Python based xonsh shell. Way too much time was spent getting the conch emoji (🐚) into the shell prompt but most of the blame can be laid at the feet of the powerline2 plugin. Hooking into the prompt generation isn’t obvious unless you’re already familiar with the powerline model which has been transported from the vi world. Not my jam.
There’s definitely something enticing about having Python closely coupled with the shell CLI. I need to get it installed on a few more machines and used more frequently to have a real assessment. I’m waiting to see where the real warts are but so far, so good.