Thread overview
textattr library for text colors and attributes available in D
Nov 09
JN
Nov 24
Basile B.
November 08
https://github.com/jamadagni/textattr/

textattr is a library and command-line tool that makes adding color and attributes to beautify the terminal output of your program easier by translating human-readable specs into ANSI escape codes.

The library is available for C, C++, Python and D. C++ and Python use the C code for internal processing but the D code is a separate implementation for easy inclusion of textattr.d in a D compilation command without requiring any external linking.

Copyright: Shriramana Sharma, 2018
License: BSD-2-Clause

November 08
On Thursday, 8 November 2018 at 13:37:08 UTC, Shriramana Sharma wrote:
> https://github.com/jamadagni/textattr/
>
> textattr is a library and command-line tool that makes adding color and attributes to beautify the terminal output of your program easier by translating human-readable specs into ANSI escape codes.
>
> The library is available for C, C++, Python and D. C++ and Python use the C code for internal processing but the D code is a separate implementation for easy inclusion of textattr.d in a D compilation command without requiring any external linking.
>
> Copyright: Shriramana Sharma, 2018
> License: BSD-2-Clause

Cool, must remember this in case I need it one day. Do you have plans to add it to the dub registry?
November 09
On Thursday, 8 November 2018 at 19:26:15 UTC, Bastiaan Veelo wrote:
> Cool, must remember this in case I need it one day. Do you have plans to add it to the dub registry?

Don't know how. Can follow instructions if provided. Does DUB also allow multi-language libs one of which is D?

Unfortunately my D usage isn't as much as I'd like it to be so haven't kept up so closely…
November 09
On Friday, 9 November 2018 at 03:02:01 UTC, Shriramana Sharma wrote:
> On Thursday, 8 November 2018 at 19:26:15 UTC, Bastiaan Veelo wrote:
>> Cool, must remember this in case I need it one day. Do you have plans to add it to the dub registry?
>
> Don't know how. Can follow instructions if provided. Does DUB also allow multi-language libs one of which is D?
>
> Unfortunately my D usage isn't as much as I'd like it to be so haven't kept up so closely…

You can find the instructions on how to create a dub package here: http://code.dlang.org/publish

It looks to me like the textattr.d is all that is needed? Should be easy to put it in a separate package that could be uploaded to dub registry.
November 23
On Friday, 9 November 2018 at 22:28:28 UTC, JN wrote:
> It looks to me like the textattr.d is all that is needed? Should be easy to put it in a separate package that could be uploaded to dub registry.

Yes indeed textattr.d is all that is needed! For C too textattr.c|h are all that are needed.
November 24
On Thursday, 8 November 2018 at 13:37:08 UTC, Shriramana Sharma wrote:
> https://github.com/jamadagni/textattr/
>
> textattr is a library and command-line tool that makes adding color and attributes to beautify the terminal output of your program easier by translating human-readable specs into ANSI escape codes.
>
> The library is available for C, C++, Python and D. C++ and Python use the C code for internal processing but the D code is a separate implementation for easy inclusion of textattr.d in a D compilation command without requiring any external linking.
>
> Copyright: Shriramana Sharma, 2018
> License: BSD-2-Clause

i was thinking to something like this the other day:


struct ColoredText(int color)
{
    string payload;
    alias payload this;
}

with a writeln() like function that check if the args are template instances of ColoredText.


or even more versatile:

@Color!Blue string b1, b2;
@Color!Red  string r1, r2;
@Color!Green int i1, i2;


with a writeln() like function that inspects the UDA or the args.