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  • Nim

    Nim is a statically typed compiled systems programming language. It combines successful concepts from mature languages like Python, Ada and Modula. Its design focuses on efficiency, expressiveness, and elegance (in that order of priority).

  • Invidious

    Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube

    Not to mention memory intensiveness. Compiling a medium sized project ( on a DigitalOcean $5/mo droplet will throw an out-of-memory error unless I give it a few gigs of swap space

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  • azula

    A fast, statically typed compiled language (by azula-lang)

    It‘s not the Hello World that takes 8s to compile, it‘s the author‘s project Azula (

  • packages

    List of packages for Nimble (by nim-lang)

    Do you have any specific libraries that you are missing? The packages list [1] has almost 1600 packages.


  • nim-neo4j

    A Nim driver for the Neo4j graph database.

    Not sure how well it works (and I have no setup to test), but there is this [1]. I know there are a few different protobuf impls floating around. Not sure how much google pubsub needs beyond that. It's probably not so far away. Maybe you can be the one to do the pubsub wrapper. :-) (I'm only trying to encourage, not enlist/conscript.)


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