Day 14 - cursive
My first programming IDE back in the 90s was Borland Turbo Pascal. Since
the PC that I used at that time was running MS-DOS, it meant no graphical
interface. I was so surprised when I ran
turbo.exe for the first time
and saw complex menus, dialog windows and an editor with code highlighting.
But the world of TUI (text-based user interfaces) doesn't mean only IDEs. Midnight Commander is a very popular and feature-rich file browser. There are even text-based web browsers, such as Lynx or ELinks.
TUI applications tend to use ncurses
as the abstraction layer over different terminals.
While there are Rust bindings to
ncurses, there's another cool library built
on top of them.
high-level building blocks such as views, menus and layers. It also works
on Windows, when built with
features = ["pancurses"].