Commandline gem


#1

i think it was jim freeze that realased a gem for quickly building
commandline
applications, does anyone remember where it’s gone too? i only found a
dead
project on rubyforge…

thanks.

-a


#2

removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

i think it was jim freeze that realased a gem for quickly building
commandline
applications, does anyone remember where it’s gone too? i only found a
dead
project on rubyforge…

thanks.

-a

This seems to have a downloadable gem:

http://rubyforge.org/projects/optionparser/

I’ve got that gem installed and the docs suggest that it includes the
commandline app framework, but I haven’t used it. The file
commandline/application.rb is included, so that looks promising.


#3

On Tue, Mar 06, 2007, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

i think it was jim freeze that realased a gem for quickly building
commandline applications, does anyone remember where it’s gone too? i
only found a dead project on rubyforge…

You’re not thinking of highline, are you?

http://highline.rubyforge.org/

I also know that I mentioned recently that I was working on one, but
it’s not released yet, sadly.

Ben


#4

On Tue, 6 Mar 2007, Joel VanderWerf wrote:

-a

This seems to have a downloadable gem:

http://rubyforge.org/projects/optionparser/

I’ve got that gem installed and the docs suggest that it includes the
commandline app framework, but I haven’t used it. The file
commandline/application.rb is included, so that looks promising.

thanks a bunch joel - that’s great!

so - have rolled your own framework just like the rest of us? :wink:

-a


#5

removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

thanks.

thanks a bunch joel - that’s great!

so - have rolled your own framework just like the rest of us? :wink:

Nah, not me. I’d consider using this or highline (do they even solve the
same problem?).

Do you have plans to do a comparison and post the results?


#6

On Tue, 6 Mar 2007, Joel VanderWerf wrote:

so - have rolled your own framework just like the rest of us? :wink:

Nah, not me. I’d consider using this or highline (do they even solve the
same problem?).

no. but commandline looks very nice. it didn’t exist when i wrote mine
(part
of alib) or i would have used it.

Do you have plans to do a comparison and post the results?

i’m doing a small one for a class as we speak. perhaps it’ll motivate
me to
doccument mine!

cheers.

-a


#7

On 6 mar, 02:12, Joel VanderWerf removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

commandline/application.rb is included, so that looks promising.

thanks a bunch joel - that’s great!

so - have rolled your own framework just like the rest of us? :wink:

Nah, not me. I’d consider using this or highline (do they even solve the
same problem?).

They don’t. Highline is something unique. It allows the easy
creation of command-line applications that ask you questions on a
local machine, like Eliza.

Commandline, on the other hand, is mainly a replacement/alternative to
getopt or optparse. For that, there’s also my port of Perl’s
Getopt::Declare: http://getoptdeclare.rubyforge.org/ – Declare.rdoc
for documentation.


#8

On Tue, 6 Mar 2007, Ben B. wrote:

On Tue, Mar 06, 2007, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

i think it was jim freeze that realased a gem for quickly building
commandline applications, does anyone remember where it’s gone too? i
only found a dead project on rubyforge…

You’re not thinking of highline, are you?

http://highline.rubyforge.org/

nope, but thanks for reminding me of that! perfect for this talk…

I also know that I mentioned recently that I was working on one, but it’s
not released yet, sadly.

heh. i’ve got one too. sigh.

-a


#9

removed_email_address@domain.invalid schrieb:

quickly building commandline applications
http://trollop.rubyforge.org/

I like it. :smiley:

regards
Jan


#10

CommandLine is alive and well.
I have even seen where someone combined it with Highline
to have a batch driven and an interactive CUI.

gem install -r commandline -y

should get you commandline (0.7.10).