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Nim in Action by Dominik Picheta

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Appendix B. Installing Nim

Before you begin writing Nim code, you need to install and set up the Nim compiler. The Nim compiler is the tool that will transform your Nim source code into a binary format that your computer can then execute. It’s only used during development, so users of your application won’t need it.

You have the option of installing Aporia, the Nim IDE, as well. Aporia is a useful tool for beginning Nim programmers: it allows you to compile and run Nim code easily, and it can also be used as a Nim-centric alternative to popular source-code editors such as gedit, Sublime Text, or Atom. Visual Studio Code is another editor that offers functionality similar to Aporia (through a plugin) and can be installed relatively easily. ...

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