The wizards package

[Tags:bsd3, library]

wizards is a package designed for the quick and painless development of interrogative programs, which revolve around a "dialogue" with the user, who is asked a series of questions in a sequence much like an installation wizard.

Everything from interactive system scripts, to installation wizards, to full-blown shells can be implemented with the support of wizards.

It is developed transparently on top of a Prompt monad, which separates out the semantics of the program from any particular interface. A variety of backends exist, including System.Console.Wizard.Haskeline and System.Console.Wizard.BasicIO. It is also possible to write your own backends. While both built-in backends operate on a console, there is no reason why wizards cannot also be used for making GUI wizard interfaces.

See the github page for examples on usage:

For creating backends, the module System.Console.Wizard.Internal has a brief tutorial.


Versions 0.1, 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2
Dependencies base (==4.*), haskeline (==0.6.*), MonadPrompt (==1.0.*), mtl (==2.0.*), transformers (==0.2.*) [details]
License BSD3
Author Liam O'Connor-Davis
Stability Unknown
Category User Interfaces
Source repository head: git clone git://
this: git clone git:// 0.1)
Uploaded Sat Jun 16 03:24:00 UTC 2012 by LiamOConnorDavis
Distributions Debian:1.0.2, Fedora:1.0.2, LTSHaskell:1.0.2, NixOS:1.0.2, Tumbleweed:1.0.2
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