How useful is Rust for quick prototyping++?

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  • komorebi

    A tiling window manager for Windows (by LGUG2Z)

    Thanks for sharing this! When I have some time I think I'd like to try and make a little config GUI for komorebi using WinSafe.

  • iced

    A cross-platform GUI library for Rust, inspired by Elm

    2- I used iced and it's nice and generally easy but the GUI ecology in rust is still in development.

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  • clap-rs

    A full featured, fast Command Line Argument Parser for Rust

    3- There are great lib for command line tools, from simple to fancy. clap is one of the most used but quite fancy.

  • winsafe

    Windows API and GUI in safe, idiomatic Rust.

    As the author of WinSafe, I can confirm this. It took me about one year to figure out the optimal architectural model, and it gave me a hard time.

  • yatta

    A tiling window manager for Windows 10 based on binary space partitioning

    I used Rust to prototype a new window manager in public and I found it very productive, easy to iterate on and make large changes without worrying about breaking anything.

  • winsafe-examples

    Examples of native Windows applications written in Rust with WinSafe.

    The easy path is just to build your structs normally, letting the burden of Rc/Arcing everything to the user. My first design was like this. Once I decided to bury this stuff inside the library, then my headaches began. But the API ends up being very ergonomic.

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