Returns a TerminalHandle (an abstract Terminal instance) for the current terminal.
The specific Terminal implementation used is hidden from the API user. All terminal implementations are assumed to perform more, or less, the same. Currently all implementations use terminfo for at least some terminal specific information. This is why platforms without terminfo are not supported. However, as mentioned before, any specifics about it being based on terminfo are hidden from the API user. If a terminal implementation is developed for a terminal for a platform without terminfo support then Vty should work as expected on that terminal.
Selection of a terminal is done as follows:
The terminal has to be determined dynamically at runtime. To satisfy this requirement all terminals instances are lifted into an abstract terminal handle via existential qualification. This implies that the only equations that can used are those in the terminal class.
To differentiate between Mac OS X terminals this uses the TERM_PROGRAM environment variable. However, an xterm started by Terminal or iTerm *also* has TERM_PROGRAM defined since the environment variable is not reset/cleared by xterm. However a Terminal.app or iTerm.app started from an xterm under X11 on mac os x will likely be done via open. Since this does not propogate environment variables (I think?) this assumes that XTERM_VERSION will never be set for a true Terminal.app or iTerm.app session.
todo: add an implementation for windows that does not depend on terminfo. Should be installable with only what is provided in the haskell platform.
todo: The Terminal interface does not provide any input support.
Sets the cursor position to the given output column and row.
This is not necessarially the same as the character position with the same coordinates. Characters can be a variable number of columns in width.
Currently, the only way to set the cursor position to a given character coordinate is to specify the coordinate in the Picture instance provided to output_picture or refresh.
|Hides the cursor|
|Shows the cursor|
Displays the given Picture.
0. The image is cropped to the display size.
1. Converted into a sequence of attribute changes and text spans.
2. The cursor is hidden.
3. Serialized to the display.
4. The cursor is then shown and positioned or kept hidden.
todo: specify possible IO exceptions. abstract from IO monad to a MonadIO instance.
|Acquire display access to the given region of the display. Currently all regions have the upper left corner of (0,0) and the lower right corner at (max display_width provided_width, max display_height provided_height)|
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