Is Nim a good language to write Linux TUI applications?

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  • tui-rs

    Build terminal user interfaces and dashboards using Rust

    The upside of rust is that there is a nice library that works with a lot of metadata formats and tui library.

  • ansiwave

    A modern BBS

    Well i think nim is ideal for TUI programs. The performance of rust with the ergonomics of go is a pretty nice combination. I built ansiwave which is a fairly complex TUI program in nim, and i extracted the TUI stuff into a separate library, nimwave. Whether it is mature enough is a bit subjective but it's mature enough to build ansiwave :P If you try it i'm open to feedback.

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  • nimwave

    TUIs for the terminal, desktop, and web

    Well i think nim is ideal for TUI programs. The performance of rust with the ergonomics of go is a pretty nice combination. I built ansiwave which is a fairly complex TUI program in nim, and i extracted the TUI stuff into a separate library, nimwave. Whether it is mature enough is a bit subjective but it's mature enough to build ansiwave :P If you try it i'm open to feedback.

  • illwill

    A curses inspired simple cross-platform console library for Nim

    For making TUIs in Nim, there's Illwill. I've played around with it a bit, and it seems pretty nice. For editing id3 tags, there's the Metatag library. I haven't tried it myself though.

  • metatag

    A metadata reading & writing library for Nim. Supports id3v2.3.0, flac & possibly more.

    For making TUIs in Nim, there's Illwill. I've played around with it a bit, and it seems pretty nice. For editing id3 tags, there's the Metatag library. I haven't tried it myself though.

  • rich-cli

    Rich-cli is a command line toolbox for fancy output in the terminal

    If you change your mind about Python there's textual+rich, https://www.textualize.io/.

  • picard

    MusicBrainz Picard audio file tagger

    are you writing it for fun or because you want to solve a particular problem? If it's the former, godspeed, if the latter, check out Picard, it may be able to do what you need to get done.

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