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When will we be able to update language versions?

TylerBelfield
TylerBelfield

Right now, there are at least 3 languages that I know that are out of date on repl.it:

Python - Replit current: 3.8.2 - Actual current: 3.9.6
Rust - Replit current: 1.44.0 - Actual current: 1.53.0
Golang - Replit current: 1.14.7 - Actual current: 1.16.6

I'm sure that there are other languages that lack updates as well. The last post that I was able to find on this topic was here: https://replit.com/talk/ask/What-is-the-update-policy-of-replit-regarding-Rust/8026

That was almost 3 years ago.

I would really like to be able to use current features in the languages I use, but I have no possible way to update them myself. I tried to load into a bash environment to update Rust using this method, but it didn't work: https://replit.com/talk/ask/Can-I-use-nightly-Rust-in-a-Repl/31597

If I had the ability to update the languages myself, I would happily subscribe to the "Hacker" version of repl.it.

1 year ago

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RayhanADev
RayhanADev

No need to use hacker buddy, try out Nix! https://repl.new/nix

You can run a nix environment and import packages for the most up-to-date versions of (pretty much) any language. For more info: https://docs.replit.com/programming-ide/getting-started-nix

1 year ago
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NEKRA
NEKRA

@RayhanADev
does it consume the repl space (500MB) for installing any Nix-packages?

1 year ago
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NEKRA
NEKRA

I really don't understand, why so problems exists. As I know, replit uses docker containers for repls, so why not just let user specify version inside .replit file or any other way?

1 year ago
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Coder100
Coder100

Replit has nix now, so if you can find the nix package for the language, you can use it!

1 year ago
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RayhanADev
RayhanADev

Also to answer the actual question, Replit is (hopefully) reworking the languages to get up-to-date languages for all current supported languages.

1 year ago
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TylerBelfield
TylerBelfield

@RayhanADev
is there any sort of timeline for this? It seems like that was the answer 3 years ago as well, but nothing changed :/

1 year ago
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RayhanADev
RayhanADev

@TylerBelfield
nah right now it seems the Replit team is focused more on launching Apps than updating its languages :(. I do encourage you to try Nix until they get the other languages running.

1 year ago
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