It was thus said that the Great ALBERT Aurélien once stated:
> I'm new to lua and I'm looking for a way to create a "console gui".
> Not a like in a game, but on a system console, as the linux command "dialog" does. (all is done in text mode on console output)
> Here is a link about linux "dialog" command : http://linuxcommand.org/lc3_adv_dialog.php > And here is a screenshot : http://linuxcommand.org/images/adventure_dialog-while-menu-dialog1.png >
> So, is there any lua library to do that kind of stuff ?
> Or is it hard to make from scratch ? (I only need to support a menu, not all features of linux "dialog" command)
I don't know of any, but there is a C library for dialog  so I don't
see why it would be that difficult to generate Lua bindings for it (at least
for the higher level dialog_*() functions).
On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 12:08 AM, ALBERT Aurélien
<[hidden email]> wrote:
> Thanks you both for your answers.
> "LuaPosix includes bindings for curses. Is that what you want?"
> => I think this is a little "oversized" solution in my case
> "but there is a C library for dialog  so I don't see why it would be that difficult to generate Lua bindings for it"
> => that's a great idea, I'll try that
Is it worth considering just shelling out to the dialog program?