I was browsing through the source code of
typesystem library and discovered
that the shell scripts of
the project don't have any extensions attached to them. At first, I found it odd, and
then it all started to make sense.
Executable scripts can be written in any language and the users don't need to care about that. Also, not gonna lie, it looks cleaner this way.
GitHub uses this pattern successfully to normalize their scripts. According to the pattern, every project should
have a folder named
scripts with a subset or superset of the following files:
script/bootstrap– installs/updates all dependencies
script/setup– sets up a project to be used for the first time
script/update– updates a project to run at its current version
script/server– starts app
script/test– runs tests
script/cibuild– invoked by continuous integration servers to run tests
script/console– opens a console