I am getting started with Julia and having a good time. One thing I dislike quite a bit though is the slow startup time of a REPL when you import some costly packages in the beginning. As far as I can tell the best way to work around this is to compile a custom sysimage with PackageCompiler.jl which I did. It works great for some packages like Plots.jl but others refuse to be precompiled and if you try, the sysimage segfaults on load. Instead of fixing the root cause, I decided to write a script that still allows me to precompile as many things as possible anyway.
It lists a project’s dependencies and then compiles them one by one incrementally into a sysimage, checking at each step if the image still loads.
Is there a better/established way to go about this that I missed? As I am still learning the language, is there code in the script that could be written more idiomatically?