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Coolline

Coolline is a simple readline-like library that allows you to change the way the input is displayed while theuser is typing. This is meant to allow the implementation of live syntax highlighting:

require 'coolline'
require 'coderay'
require 'pp'

cool = Coolline.new do |c|
  c.transform_proc = proc do
    CodeRay.scan(c.line, :ruby).term
  end

  c.completion_proc = proc do
    word = c.completed_word
    Object.constants.map(&:to_s).select { |w| w.start_with? word }
  end
end

loop do
  line = cool.readline

  obj  = eval(line)

  print "=> "
  pp obj
end

Configuration

Coolline automatically loads a config file before starting, which allows adding new key bindings to it. The file is just a chunk of arbitrary ruby code located at $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/coolline/coolline.rb.

 Coolline.bind "\C-z" do |cool|
   puts "Testing key binding with #{cool}!"
 end

Installation

gem install coolline

Notice this needs io-console (which is part of Ruby 1.9.3).

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