Github repo: https://github.com/lh3/biofast
Blog post: http://lh3.github.io/2020/05/17/fast-high-level-programming-languages
Fun discussion on the Julia forum: https://discourse.julialang.org/t/lhe-biofast-benchmark-fastq-parsing-julia-nim-crystal-python/39747/20
As I mentioned on Reddit, lh3’s comment that crystal is promising is a very big deal. He has a lot of sway in the bioinformatics community where he has built many successful and widely used tools.