Reddit announcement thread by the author.
Sheesh, at this rate we’re going to need a gopher tag soon! :)
I’d recommending writing a gopher client if you want a good project, especially for a platform you’re unfamiliar with. Networking, simple parsing, and simple yet diverse UIs are all involved.
I wholeheartedly agree! I wrote a gopher client to learn Rust and then Go.
Not unlike HTTP, it’s a lot less simple once your code interacts with real gopher sites :-)
Whats the main issue?
after spending a couple of hours playing around and writing a rudimentary client:
I haven’t done a lot of browsing yet, but there’s probably a lot of little things like this to deal with. that said, this seems like a good project for getting used to a programming language/SDK.
It’s worth mentionning the cgo terminal client which works great and let the user specify external applications to open files