byline: Library for creating command-line interfaces (colors, menus, etc.)

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Byline simplifies writing interactive command-line applications by building upon ansi-terminal and haskeline. This makes it possible to print messages and prompts that include terminal escape sequences (such as setting text colors) that are automatically disabled when standard input is a file. It also means that Byline works on both POSIX-compatible systems and on Windows.

The primary features of Byline include printing messages, prompting for input, and generating custom menus. It was inspired by the highline Ruby library and the terminal library by Craig Roche.

Example

example :: MonadByline m => m Text
example = do
  sayLn ("Hey, I like " <> ("Haskell" <> fg magenta) <> "!")

  let question =
        "What's "
          <> ("your" <> bold)
          <> " favorite "
          <> ("language" <> fg green <> underline)
          <> "? "

  askLn question (Just "Haskell")


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Versions 0.1.0.0, 0.2.0.0, 0.2.1.0, 0.2.2.0, 0.2.3.0, 0.2.4.0, 0.3.0.0, 0.3.1.0, 0.3.2.0, 0.3.2.1, 0.4.0.0, 1.0.0.0, 1.1.0.0, 1.1.0.1, 1.1.0.1, 1.1.1
Change log CHANGES.md
Dependencies ansi-terminal (>=0.6 && <0.12), attoparsec (==0.13.*), base (>=4.9 && <5.0), byline, colour (==2.3.*), exceptions (>=0.8 && <0.11), free (==5.1.*), haskeline (>=0.8 && <0.8.2), mtl (>=2.1 && <2.3), optparse-applicative (==0.16.*), relude (>=0.6 && <0.8), terminfo-hs (>=0.1 && <0.3), text (>=0.11 && <1.3) [details]
License BSD-2-Clause
Copyright Copyright: (c) 2015-2020 Peter J. Jones
Author Peter Jones <pjones@devalot.com>
Maintainer Peter Jones <pjones@devalot.com>
Category System, User Interfaces
Home page https://github.com/pjones/byline
Bug tracker https://github.com/pjones/byline/issues
Source repo head: git clone https://github.com/pjones/byline.git
Uploaded by PeterJones at 2020-10-27T20:09:16Z

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Byline

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Byline simplifies writing interactive command-line applications by building upon [ansi-terminal][] and [haskeline][]. This makes it possible to print messages and prompts that include terminal escape sequences such as colors that are automatically disabled when standard input is a file. It also means that Byline works on both POSIX-compatible systems and on Windows.

The primary features of Byline include printing messages, prompting for input, and generating custom menus. It was inspired by the [highline] Ruby library and the [terminal library][] by Craig Roche.

Example Using MonadByline

example :: MonadByline m => m Text
example = do
  sayLn ("Hey, I like " <> ("Haskell" <> fg magenta) <> "!")

  let question =
        "What's "
          <> ("your" <> bold)
          <> " favorite "
          <> ("language" <> fg green <> underline)
          <> "? "

  askLn question (Just "Haskell")

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