So why do I wish something similar for Julia? Don’t we have with Julia the best ecosystem?
Yes, the Julia packages, registered or not, are regarded mostly of very good quality. But often of considerable complexity. For someone coming from a Matlab or similar background, even experienced, this can be a real gap, a complexity shock.
A Julia file exchange could fill this gap. It would allow sharing useful, but smaller and more accessible code. It could also be the place for the tools of the trade snippets, otherwise lost between discussions.
Could a Julia file exchange be hosted as a discourse section?
It would then be searchable, taggable, allowing the discussion of the quality, and showing alternatives.
What is the effort to set up such a new section? Anything else that would be needed?
What do you think? Is it worth a try?