ocamline

Command line interface for user input
README

This library provides a simple interface for reading user input
in OCaml programs. The goal of this project is to reduce the
burden of reading user input for programming language REPLs.

The feature that makes this library particularly useful is its handling of
brackets. Any brackets that are opened must be closed before input is accepted.
This library uses ocaml-linenoise to provide rlwrap like functionality, including
command history, arrow navigation, etc.

Example

Source Code:
read ~brackets:['(',')'] ~prompt:"lisp>" ()
Command Line:
lisp> (lambda
          (x)
          (+ x 1))
lisp>

API

val read :  ?trim_delim:bool ->
            ?brackets:(char * char) list ->
            ?prompt:string ->
            ?strings:char list ->
            ?history_loc:string ->
            ?hints_callback:(string -> (string * LNoise.hint_color * bool) option) ->
            ?completion_callback:(string -> LNoise.completions -> unit) ->
            ?delim:string ->
            unit ->
            string

|Parameter|Description|Default Value|
|---|---|--|
|trim_delim|Whether or not to remove the line delimiter from the return value.|false|
|brackets| Any characters that once opened must be closed before the line is accepted|[]|
|prompt| Customizes the prompt displayed to the user.|">"|
|strings| String delimiters. If brackets are in strings, they won't have to be closed.|[]|
|history_loc|Where to store the history for the user commands|".ocamline_history.txt"|
|hints_callback|Linenoise's hints callback. See here|No op|
|completion_callback|Linenoise's completion callback. See here|No op|
|delim| The string that, when found, halts scanning and returns the input.|"" (* newlines *)|

Contributions

Contributions to ocamline are greatly appreciated! ❤️

Please try to keep its implementation unassuming and configurable. 🙂

Install
Published
30 Jan 2020
Sources
1.2.tar.gz
md5=b10a0fbce3bbaf2cac52e99a148d4ea4
sha512=3971622d10fe8c25e521272884fb46ac5a9ed1b54dbcbca1b84cbdab49eec869f0083df22ab2f46625faa052900c313e6ce2ac7317c0b8661d699fb749390540
Dependencies
Reverse Dependencies
gobba
>= "0.4.2"