[Mono-list] why not /usr/bin/csharp scripts?

Edward Ned Harvey (mono) edward.harvey.mono at clevertrove.com
Mon Nov 7 21:35:39 UTC 2016

I'm curious how viable it is, to use C# as a scripting language, instead of or in addition to python, etc, for devops tasks. When I google for "c# script" and similar searches, I find a ton of fragmented projects claiming to do similar things. Then I discover /usr/bin/csharp has been around for 8 years, and is included in mono-core since at least mono 2.10, and can be used as a script interpreter via #!/usr/bin/csharp. So far I've done nothing more than hello world, but I'm wondering, is this not a good direction to go? Why are there so many attempts to reinvent the wheel? Does /usr/bin/csharp have some horrible limitations or something?

TIA for advice or comments...
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