So, I want to use rsync features for a program I want to write in Julia, and as far as I'm aware there's no rsync for Julia.

All I found was an unmaintained project that threw up bindings around librsync.

Here are my choices:
1. Use the rsync command via the shell (lazy but expedient)
2. Write a proper binding from Julia to librsync
3. Re-implement the rsync algorithms in pure Julia

Which one should I do?

In particular, the results of 2 or 3 would be useful to other people.


@urusan rsync via shell to get your POC/initial version out the door. Then write a binding.
It's your code, so use whatever license you feel appropriate. However a well established FOSS license would be nice.

@ejg Interesting side note: writing a C binding in Julia is almost trivial. There's a package to do it automatically.

Though I would go a bit further and make a Julia-idiomatic API.

In any case, if I want to make a binding in the long run, it's much better to just start with the binding in this case.

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