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Published June 11, 2015

Many people tend to want to pack as much information as densely as possible into their prompt line, often abbreviating information and omitting less relevant data. Most of these prompts expect to be rendered on a single line, so brevity is of the utmost import.

I did not care about any of these concerns

When I created pyprompt back in 2012, I did not care about any of these concerns. My only concern was packing as much information into the prompt as possible, including current git branch, modified/staged files, and more.

Over the years of using pyprompt, however, I found its performance to be lacking (and I wanted to experiment with this newish language rust), so in late 2014 I began a project to rewrite pyprompt in rust, a project I dubbed megaprompt.

It took me a couple months to implements suitable replacement for pyprompt, and it was an excellent learning opportunity. It also represented my first foray into Rust which has since become my favorite and go-to language for any new project.

You can view the code for this project here.

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