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Asynchronous programming in Nim

3rd September 2021

In the previous article we got a small primer on various kinds of multi-tasking, in this article we'll have a look at possibly the simplest form of this. Namely asynchronous execution. As discussed in the last article asynchronous execution is a way for our programs to tell the hardware to do something, and then do something else while waiting for it to complete the operation. This is great when we want to for example…


Multitasking in Nim

3rd September 2021

This is a series of articles about a topic in the Nim ecosystem that has so far been written fairly little about. Namely threading, asynchronous operation, and communication.

To begin we first need to have a good grasp of the concepts we're going to discuss. There is quite a bit of confusion around all the terms in this space, so let's start with some simple definitions. To put them in context let's first consider how a…


How to embed NimScript into a Nim program (Embedding NimScript pt. 2)

31st May 2020

In the first part of this three part article series we looked at why we would want to embed NimScript into our Nim applications. Particularly why we would want to use it for configuration. Whether or not that is your goal, this article will explain how this can be achieved. When I started looking into this I started in the obvious place, Nimble. For those of you not very well versed in the Nim ecosystem,…


Using NimScript as a configuration language (Embedding NimScript pt. 1)

31st May 2020

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Over the past couple of years I’ve been playing around with creating my own WM. I recently picked up the project again, and I quickly realised that it was time to re-do the configuration system. Up until this point I had been using a TOML file for the configuration. But it was proving a bit clumsy to use, and I found myself using lots of strings with custom formatted content for doing more complex…


Nim Q&A (originally a HN reply)

21st April 2020

Recently I got made aware that a comment I made on HackerNews had been linked to in a ZDNet article, this made me realise I should probably feature in here as well. So in a similar fashion to my older post that was a Reddit reply, here is my entire reply with only formatting changes, keep in mind that some of the replies might be outdated:

Who started this?

That would…


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