I’m not a Julia pro by any stretch of the imagination but I just found something that wasn’t obvious and blew my mind in a very small way, and I figure there are probably other little things like this that people are discovering. So I thought maybe it would be good to have a thread here to capture these.
I’m not sure exactly how to define a protip but I guess it’s something that:
- Isn’t obvious and is interesting/useful to the poster
- Might be obvious and/or not interesting or useful to others – no judging
- Can be stated succinctly, ideally in just one sentence. Note that the sentence could be “There’s a really simple way to do X: <link to page that describes how in detail>”
- May or may not be in the manual or other documentation – we all RTFM (right…?) but some of us forget things or fall asleep before getting to a cool nugget
Note that this is protips about Julia generally, not (only) tips for Julia Pro!
Anyhow, the thing I found today was:
There’s something similar to the output of
history in bash for Julia, and IMO it’s even better that bash’s history in a few ways (and also serves a different purpose than
reverse-i-search at the REPL). It’s found in
What are your Julia protips?