rich VS blessed

Compare rich vs blessed and see what are their differences.

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rich blessed
147 13
46,465 1,019
1.2% -
8.5 6.0
17 days ago about 1 month ago
Python Python
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of rich. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-02-25.


Posts with mentions or reviews of blessed. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-17.
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about terminals(but were afraid to ask)
    14 projects | | 17 May 2022
    If this piques your interest and you use Python, check out the blessed library:
  • A good python library to replace libtcod for terminal play?
    6 projects | /r/roguelikedev | 17 Oct 2021
    I recently posted in last week's sharing saturday, introducing myself and my new project Age of Bronze and Iron, an ancient-greece themed Roguelike which I recently began using the textbook python+libtcod tut. I would really like to ditch libtcod in favor of a genuine text-mode display library. To that end I've looked around at the different options and think I have decided, after reading the documentation, to give it a try using blessed, since it seems featureful and (most important for a newbie with relatively limited time) easy to use.
    6 projects | /r/roguelikedev | 17 Oct 2021
    Well, my current plan is to use one of the more modern curses-replacements (I'm thinking of blessed, a blessings fork), since they seem a lot easier to use than curses. If I hit a speed bottleneck with blessed, the plan is to switch over to curses...
  • Objexplore: A terminal UI to inspect and explore Python objects
    3 projects | /r/Python | 26 Sep 2021
    I created a terminal app called Objexplore to interactively inspect and explore Python objects. It was a fun project and uses the rich and blessed packages. Take a look at the github readme for a quick demo.
  • Fancy console
    6 projects | /r/learnpython | 21 Jul 2021
    blessed - This module is a wrapper around curses, and aims to make doing things with it simpler.
  • Any Python/Curses resources?
    4 projects | /r/roguelikedev | 10 May 2021
    You might also consider more modern approach like blessed or maybe go low-level in the style of how urwid handles terminal input and output.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing rich and blessed you can also consider the following projects:

tqdm - :zap: A Fast, Extensible Progress Bar for Python and CLI

colorama - Simple cross-platform colored terminal text in Python

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

textual - The lean application framework for Python. Build sophisticated user interfaces with a simple Python API. Run your apps in the terminal and a web browser.

alive-progress - A new kind of Progress Bar, with real-time throughput, ETA, and very cool animations!

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

DearPyGui - Dear PyGui: A fast and powerful Graphical User Interface Toolkit for Python with minimal dependencies

typer - Typer, build great CLIs. Easy to code. Based on Python type hints.

WindTerm - A professional cross-platform SSH/Sftp/Shell/Telnet/Serial terminal.

pytermgui - Python TUI framework with mouse support, modular widget system, customizable and rapid terminal markup language and more!

urwid - Console user interface library for Python (official repo)

Python Fire - Python Fire is a library for automatically generating command line interfaces (CLIs) from absolutely any Python object.