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Asciimatics – create full-screen text UIs on any platform (github.com/peterbrittain)
130 points by gilad 7 months ago | hide | past | favorite | 16 comments



Asciimatics is awesome! I was able to create this terminal-based presentation tool (with colors and effects) using it: https://github.com/vinayak-mehta/present


That looks really fun!


Yes it was fun making it thanks to all the asciimatics effects! I was also able to extend an internal asciimatics class to add a feature for pre-recorded code demos, which lets you _play_ code on a slide, like someone is typing it :D


How does this compare to Urwid¹, which also does this?

1. http://urwid.org/


As an app dev newb, I was searching recently for something vaguely TUI toolkit-ish, with standard pluggable elements. I know of ncurses, but it's quite low-level. I was surprised to find virtually nothing (though my search-fu may have been weak).

What resources --- libraries, documentation, books --- for TUI development would folks recommend?


There is tcell and tview for golang.

https://github.com/rivo/tview


I'm loving all these TUI libraries being posted here lately.


What else recently, if you don't mind?


https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24318367

Here's one, with a few more in comments. There were a bunch more posted over the past ~72 hrs that I can't seem to find now


Thanks.


For emoji-capable terminals, games & simulations like that of (other-front-page-story) https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24317034 seem promising with this!


Need a game demo like solitaire.


I tried to do this with nurses and nodejs many years ago, but the library did allow it to output to a telnet session, so I gave up.


gopher://worldofsolitaire.com


I'm having ncurses flashbacks hardcore right about now. Great work :)


Are there any non-Python TUIs?




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