Can someone recommend a stable crate that is close to fmt library in C++? I need to format some dynamic strings and I am looking for simplicity. I looked at handlebars, but I don't want to be constructing jsons data to fill out strings with a single placeholder.
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I need dynamic strings as a template
Did you search crates.io?
I did, but it's hard for me to determine, which crate is a reasonable choice. The top result was updated a year ago - not a great sign. Next one - 3 years ago, even worse. The next one was updated 5 months ago, but has only 126 downloads. None of these look like a good choice.
Compare to fmt library which had an activity yesterday. I don't need to guess whether it's a stable, reliable library.
If active maintenance is your first priority, check out dynfmt.
By the way, I don't think download count should be used as an indicator here. Dynamic string formatting is a pretty rare problem to solve in the Rust world – I would expect such libraries to have low download counts no matter how high quality they are.
Note that not every crate needs updates. Download count is typically a good indicator. In this case, I'd try the strfmt crate first.