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#373: Changing Directories

Published Tue, Mar 5, 2024, recorded Tue, Mar 5, 2024
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Michael #1: zoxide

  • zoxide is a smarter cd command, inspired by z and autojump.
  • It remembers which directories you use most frequently, so you can "jump" to them in just a few keystrokes.
  • zoxide works on all major shells and platforms.

Brian #2: Smart CLIs with Typer

  • Rahul Pai
  • Lots of TILs here, even though I’ve been using Typer for years.
  • Examples of
    • Auto-detection of arguments and types based on type hints
    • Help text is a smidge clunkier
    • Prompting for missing arguments
    • Defaulting to an enviromental variable for missing args
    • Print help if no args given
    • Explicit app and subcommands with a comparison to argparse
    • Reusable commands with result_callback
  • Several topics covered in comparison with argparse
  • See also Testing argparse Applications

Michael #3: Python recommended officially by the US Government

  • The US government explicitly recommends memory safe languages.
  • Python is one of them
  • The comparison to big tech by Samuel is interesting

Brian #4: Textual tutorials at Mouse vs Python




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