inquire

An OCaml library to create beautiful interactive CLIs
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An OCaml library to create beautiful interactive CLIs.

Installation

Using Opam

opam install inquire

Using Esy

esy add @opam/inquire

Usage

Confirm

Prompt the user to answer the given message with "y" or "n".

Inquire.confirm "Are you sure?"

Raw List

Prompt the user to chose a value from the given options.

Inquire.raw_list "What's your favorite movie?" ~options:[ "Choice 1" ; "Choice 2" ]

Password

Prompt the user to enter a password that will be hidden with stars (*).

Inquire.password "Enter your password:"

Input

Prompt the user to input a string.

Inquire.input "Enter a value:"

Custom Implementation

Create a custom implementation to style Inquire's prompts.

module CustomInquire = Inquire.Make (struct
  open Inquire

  let prompt_prefix = "❓  "

  let prompt_style = Style.make [ Style.bold; Style.color White ]

  let error_prefix = "❌  "

  let error_style = Style.make [ Style.bold; Style.color Red ]

  let selected_style = Style.make [ Style.bold; Style.color Blue ]
end)

let _ =
  let result = CustomInquire.confirm "Are you sure?" ~default:true in
  Lwt_main.run result

Contributing

Developing

You need Opam, you can install it by following Opam's documentation.

With Opam installed, you can install the dependencies with:

opam install --deps-only --with-test -y .

Then, build the project with:

make

Running Examples

After building the project, you can run the example binaries with:

dune exec examples/<example>.exe

For instance, to run the confirm.ml example, you can type:

dune exec examples/confirm.exe

Running Tests

You can test compiled executable with:

make test

Building documentation

Documentation for the libraries in the project can be generated with:

make doc
open-cli $(make doc-path)

This assumes you have a command like open-cli installed on your system.

Create new releases

To create a release and publish it on Opam, you can run the script scripts/release.sh. It will create a tag with the version found in inquire.opam, and push it on your repository.

From there, the CI/CD will take care of publishing your documentation, create a github release, and open a PR with your version on opam-repository.

Repository Structure

The following snippet describes Inquire's repository structure.

.
├── examples/
|   Source for inquire's examples. This links to the library defined in `lib/`.
│
├── lib/
|   Source for Inquire's library. Contains Inquire's core functionnalities.
│
├── test/
|   Unit tests and integration tests for Inquire.
│
├── dune-project
|   Dune file used to mark the root of the project and define project-wide parameters.
|   For the documentation of the syntax, see https://dune.readthedocs.io/en/stable/dune-files.html#dune-project
│
├── LICENSE
│
├── README.md
│
└── inquire.opam
    Opam package definition.
    To know more about creating and publishing opam packages, see https://opam.ocaml.org/doc/Packaging.html.
Install
Published
19 Feb 2020
Maintainers
Sources
inquire-v0.1.0.tbz
sha256=d738b9b264934004e6b3926a7ba9e7c637429e86893316e93a12f3812a1ba782
sha512=d081e9b8d886d1b321e6d2fe69a83f8c432c6c5150496e2389e9c3ecc2cebfb39248980b3286c622574250e36f0553189f16d908cb52043acc7f841201e8b45b
Dependencies
lambda-term
< "3.3.0"
alcotest
with-test
dune
>= "2.0"
ocaml
>= "4.06.0"
Reverse Dependencies