I'm writing a small static site generator in pure bash and I am resisting every bone in my body to just trash it write it in half an hour in python with jinja2

of course the cycle continues, I fix the thing I thought was an IFS problem but was actually unneeded quotes, and now it's working very nicely

it's really a tough situation because the immediate and near-universal availability of bash means it's incredibly friction free to start bash-based projects and working on them is the most baffling and arcane experience, so much that it feels like a major victory when you write a single line that works sometimes


of course I could have continued to use jq to parse json metafiles, but now, I am now sourcing individual files with associative array assignments lol

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