I would like to read the contents of the
mix.lock file. It seems to be valid Elixir syntax and so I can do a
File.read and a
eval_string is inherently unsafe and the contents of
mix.lock should just be a data structure without any side-effecting code that might be dangerous.
Ideally I think I’m looking for equivalent of
ast.literal_eval in Python: https://docs.python.org/3/library/ast.html#ast.literal_eval But I guess there might also be a official module somewhere that helps with this? I don’t know.
I’m playing around with nushell and trying to write a plugin that generates table data from the
mix.lock contents. Just a bit of fun. Not going anywhere really.