#interpreter #write #scripts #languages #shebang #language-agnostic

app scriptisto

A language-agnostic “shebang interpreter” that enables you to write scripts in compiled languages

42 releases (4 breaking)

✓ Uses Rust 2018 edition

0.5.8 Nov 4, 2019
0.5.7 Nov 4, 2019
0.4.5 Nov 2, 2019
0.4.2 Oct 31, 2019
0.1.2 Oct 23, 2019

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It is tool to enable writing one file scripts in languages that require compilation, dependencies fetching or preprocessing.

It works as a "shebang" for those scripts, extracting build instructions from comments. If a script is changed, scriptisto rebuilds it and caches the result. If a script was already built, scriptisto immediately delegates to a binary with only <1 ms overhead.

Builds in Docker are available.

Advantages and use-cases are listed in the Wiki.


#!/usr/bin/env scriptisto

#include <stdio.h>
#include <glib.h>

// scriptisto-begin
// script_src: main.c
// build_cmd: clang -O2 main.c `pkg-config --libs --cflags glib-2.0` -o ./script
// scriptisto-end

int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
  gchar* user = g_getenv("USER");
  printf("Hello, C! Current user: %s\n", user);
  return 0;
$ chmod +x ./script.c
$ ./script.c
Hello, C! Current user: username


Scriptisto is available as a prebuilt statically-linked standalone binary or distrubutions packages at Releases or at Crates.io.

Please proceed to the Installation for instructions.


Proceed to our Wiki.


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