brick-skylighting VS reflex-vty

Compare brick-skylighting vs reflex-vty and see what are their differences.


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brick-skylighting reflex-vty
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12 137
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0.0 7.8
almost 2 years ago 3 months ago
Haskell Haskell
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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  • Building Rich Terminal Dashboards
    12 projects | | 15 Feb 2021
    There's a slick little Haskell library that does something similar called reflex-vty:

    One thing neither of these libraries appear to have done yet that I would really like is create a more compact window rendering. Currently each window gets a 1-character border. What I would like is something that saves space by collapsing adjacent windows' borders into a single character instead of having two redundant borders next to each other. Of course I get why they do it the way they do, but terminals are often more constrained for space and with complex UIs you can lose a fair amount due to these unnecessary borders. That would be the next thing I'd hack on to improve these kinds of libraries. But alas...too many fun projects to hack on and not enough hours in the day.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing brick-skylighting and reflex-vty you can also consider the following projects:

tetris - A terminal interface for Tetris

blessed-contrib - Build terminal dashboards using ascii/ansi art and javascript

wordle - TUI version of the Wordle word puzzle game written in Haskell

turbo - An experimental text editor based on Scintilla and Turbo Vision.


dashing - Terminal dashboards for Python

notcurses - blingful character graphics/TUI library. definitely not curses.

python-prompt-toolkit - Library for building powerful interactive command line applications in Python

vty-ui - A terminal user interface programming library similar to graphical interfaces such as GTK and QT. (DEPRECATED, see

rosshow - Visualize ROS topics inside a terminal with Unicode/ASCII art

pkg - Package your Node.js project into an executable