On Sep 12, 9:51 pm, Ben Bleything <b... / bleything.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2007, barjunk wrote:
> > On Sep 12, 11:28 am, Ben Bleything <bbleyth... / laika.com> wrote:
> > >  * Linen -- A framework for building command-line interfaces
>
> > This looks interesting.  If someone wasn't using this, what would they
> > use?
>
> That's an interesting question.  At the time we started on Linen, we
> didn't know about HighLine[1].  Had we, Linen would look different
> today.  That said, HighLine is, at its core, a wrapper for Readline that
> gives you a bunch of really nice ways to ask the user for input.
>
> Linen was designed to be the underlying framework of an application that
> adds host to our directory server.  We call it "a framework for building
> command-line interfaces", but what Linen is really about is defining
> how to get input from the user and what to do with it once you have
> it.  This latter bit is what HighLine doesn't do for you.  It's just a
> different philosophy; we needed to build a system where the user could
> define the action in a similar way to how they define the input.
>
..snip..

Thanks Ben.

How does OptParse fit into all of this?

The upcoming release of the animation looks intersting as well.

Thanks for releasing this to the community.

Mike B.