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04 December 2017

Hacking together a CLI with Rust

I’m supposed to be writing a mathematics thesis at Reed at the moment, which involves the minor tedium of collecting citation data into BibTeX. Naturally, this seemed like a great opportunity to halt all important work and start a little side project :)

I hacked together a tool to assist collecting BibTeX citations. It works like this:

The program is quite simple, but was fun to build as a first project in Rust. A few notes about the Rust learning experience:

I plan to work on this project a little more. I want to make the code more idiomatic, and perhaps make the tool pluggable next for multiple citation databases.