[Haskell-beginners] How to write console apps? Can't find any library, tutorial... at all

Alex Belanger i.caught.air at gmail.com
Fri May 20 16:40:48 UTC 2016

Look at the `vty` library which is similar in essence to (n)curses.

It looks you manipulate the terminal's cursor, with different color and

I think it even has minimal widgets.
On May 20, 2016 12:36 PM, "Silent Leaf" <silent.leaf0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> All in the title!
> I'm seeking a way to write a console app that isn't just asking questions
> one line after another with putStr and getLine. More something like Vim or
> Emacs when they're in the terminal (i don't wanna create a text ed, but
> it's the kind of programs i'm seeking to write: which takes up all the
> space on the screen, where you can write at many different places, and
> keyboard-driven, up to why not mouse- too, if the terminal (and haskell
> bindings) allow it.
> So, does anyone know any library to do this? Any tutorial, maybe? I'm
> seeking for hours, but every time i type stuff like "console application
> haskell" in google, it just gives me irrelevant answers --as is the trend
> it seems subjectively, of those last months, with our bestest G-friend. :(
> thanks a lot in advance for anything!
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