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Re: RHS: libterm-ansicolor-ruby

Russ Allbery wrote:
The Fungi <fungi@yuggoth.org> writes:

Of course, I can't imagine an ANSI library would be anything more than a
few dozen string constant definitions, unless you wanted routines to
recognize and condense inefficient ANSI sequences into something denser,
consisting of fewer characters (most the ANSI art apps create some
extremely verbose/pedantic strings which can be distilled quite a lot).

I'm amused to see this idea show up as a Ruby library.  I and another
person wrote the Term::ANSIColor Perl module after a comp.lang.perl.misc
discussion many years ago, and indeed, it's mostly just a set of
definitions, but it's handy to be able to do things like:

    $string = colored ($string, 'white on_blue');
Yes I do agree with your point ,the reason to package this library is if somebody want to replace ansicolor library from perl to ruby the batter idea is to use ruby term ansicolor library.

And curses based library is good but they both works in a different way.
Output might come same.but its depends upon how the end user want to use.

so there's some glue and a few functions.  From the name, it wouldn't
surprise me if the Ruby module works similarly (I haven't looked at it).

For a one-off module that we put together on a whim, the Perl module has
been amazingly popular, seems to be used all over the place, and is now
included in Perl core, so there's some indication that people really do
like having this sort of functionality.

Deepak Tripathi

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