unibilium-shim

Convenience/add-on shard for unibilium.cr
0.1.0 Latest release released

Unibilium-shim.cr

Convenience library for unibilium.cr, a unibilium bindings library.

Unibilium-shim supports:

  1. Accessing and running standard capabilities using long string names, short string names, and methods
  2. Interpreting return values (testing for false, <0, and nil values to indicate missing/disabled capabilities)

Installation

Add this to your application's shard.yml:

dependencies:
  unibilium-shim:
    github: crystallabs/unibilium-shim.cr
    version: 0.1.0

Usage

Usage in a nutshell:

require "unibilium-shim"

From there, there are 3 options:

  1. Aliased names can be looked up in Unibilium::Terminfo::Shim::Aliases Hash:
  "auto_left_margin" => ::Unibilium::Entry::Boolean::Auto_left_margin,
  "bw" => ::Unibilium::Entry::Boolean::Auto_left_margin,
  ...
  1. Aliased names can be retrieved via methods (preferred over using a Hash lookup):
class My
  include Unibilium::Terminfo::Shim::AliasMethods

  def initialize
    @terminfo = Unibilium::Terminfo.from_env # Or any other way

    auto_left_margin # => ::Unibilium::Entry::Boolean::Auto_left_margin
    bw               # => ::Unibilium::Entry::Boolean::Auto_left_margin
    ...
  end
end
  1. Values can be retrieved, and strings interpreted, via methods:
class My
  def initialize
    @terminfo = Unibilium::Terminfo.from_env # Or any other way
    @shim = Unibilium::Terminfo::Shim.new @terminfo

    @shim.auto_left_margin  # => true or Exception
    @shim.auto_left_margin? # => true or nil

    @shim.lines   # => Int >= 0 or Exception
    @shim.lines?  # => Int >= 0 or nil

    @shim.cursor_pos  # => Bytes or Exception
    @shim.cursor_pos? # => Bytes or nil

    @shim.cursor_pos(10, 20)  # => Bytes or Exception
    @shim.cursor_pos?(10, 20) # => Bytes or nil

    ...
  end
end

Or the methods can be included in the current class; only @terminfo must exist:

class My
  include Unibilium::Terminfo::Shim::RunMethods

  def initialize
    @terminfo = Unibilium::Terminfo.from_env # Or any other way

    auto_left_margin  # => true or Exception
    auto_left_margin? # => true or nil

    ...
  end
end

Alias methods and run methods have the same names, thus they can't both be included in a class at the same time.

Practical Example

require "unibilium-shim"

class X
  include ::Unibilium::Terminfo::Shim::RunMethods

  def initialize
    @terminfo = ::Unibilium::Terminfo.from_env
  end
end

x=X.new
STDOUT.write x.cursor_address(10,20)
STDOUT.print "This text is printed at position 10,20"

Return Values

The return values are interpreted by the shim to differentiate between existing and absent capabilities.

Boolean values returning false, numeric values returning <0, and string values returning null are treated as absent and are returned as nil. In other cases, the corresponding / truthy values are returned.

Boolean and numeric capabilities can't be executed so the return value from their RunMethods are the values themselves.

String capabilities can be executed using format or run. If RunMethods corresponding to string capabilities are invoked, the format strings are returned. If arguments are provided, the strings are interpreted in the context of supplied arguments. The return value is Bytes in both cases. This value is suitable as an argument for IO#write.

Notes

Extended capabilities are currently not supported.

Testing

Run crystal spec as usual.

Documentation

Run crystal docs as usual.

Thanks

  • All the fine folks on FreeNode IRC channel #crystal-lang and on Crystal's Gitter channel https://gitter.im/crystal-lang/crystal

  • Blacksmoke16

  • Oprypin

Authors

unibilium-shim:
  github: crystallabs/unibilium-shim.cr
  version: ~> 0.1.0
License MIT
Crystal 0.35.1

Authors

Dependencies 1

  • unibilium 0.10.0
    {'github' => 'crystallabs/unibilium.cr', 'version' => '0.10.0'}

Development Dependencies 0

Dependents 1

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