lambda-options: A modern command-line parser for Haskell.

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A modern command-line parser for Haskell.

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Dependencies base (==4.7.*), containers (==0.5.*), mtl (==2.2.*), read-bounded (==0.1.*) [details]
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Author Thomas Eding
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Uploaded by ThomasEding at Sat May 30 22:26:32 UTC 2015
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A modern command-line parser for Haskell.

  • Easy to use. The API is expressive.
  • Easy to learn. The API is tiny and simple.
  • BSD 1-Clause License -------------- Basic example:
import System.Environment
import Text.LambdaOptions

options :: Options IO ()
options = do
    addOption (kw ["--help", "-h"] `text` "Display this help text.") $ \(HelpDescription desc) -> do
        putStrLn "Usage:"
        putStrLn desc
    addOption (kw "--user" `argText` "NAME" `text` "Prints name.") $ \name -> do
        putStrLn $ "Name:" ++ name
    addOption (kw "--user" `argText` "NAME AGE" `text` "Prints name and age.") $ \name age -> do
        putStrLn $ "Name:" ++ name ++ " Age:" ++ show (age :: Int)

main :: IO ()
main = do
    args <- getArgs
    case runOptions options args of
        Left (ParseFailed msg _ _) -> do
            putStrLn msg
            putStrLn $ getHelpDescription options
        Right action -> action