lilac is a simple library for getting the value of any field in a YAML file as a string.
Take this example yaml:
lilac-params: source: url: "https://ttaw.dev" user: "firstname.lastname@example.org" dest: url: "https://walkandtalk.dev" user: "email@example.com"
To get the value
"firstname.lastname@example.org", you'd specify the path
Here's an example of how you might do that in code with the yaml used in this project's
let yaml = yaml_from_fpath "test/res/config.yaml" in yaml_value_str ~path:"lilac-params.source.user" yaml |> Option.value ~default:"Oops! It wasn't there."
lilacbin app in this repo's
bin/ is really just used for debugging, so it's dependencies are tagged as test only requirements in the package manifest. It does have some niceties like a
--help flag, but if there's something you're interested in it doing beyond debugging, let me know! Raising an issue is my preferred channel for that kinda thing.
I'll start with the basics for macOS because putting this project together required I learn them too. I hope they'll
serve as at least some direction for other operating systems but if you notice something important I've missed,
please create an issue :heart:
First you'll need
brew install opam
brew install ocaml
Once OCaml and opam are installed, run
opam init from the terminal to get the environment sorted. I chose to
let it modify my terminal's rc file (
.zshrc) so I wouldn't have to think about it again, but that's up to you :)
If you just want to install lilac as a library and use it in your application, you can run
opam install lilac.
Otherwise, see the Developing section below.
For local development, I'll recommend not installing with opam beforehand. Once you've cloned the repo and have navigated into its directory, you'll want to run these commands, in this order:
opam pin .
opam install . --deps-only --with-test
Running the tests
Checking code coverage
Running lilac bin for stdout debugging / validation
make run args='-i <path to yaml file>'
make run args='-i test/res/config.yaml'
dev & >= "2.5.0"