I am looking for a Python module that would add ANSI support under Windows.
This means that after importing the module, if you output ANSI escaped strings, they will appear accordingly.
By initial tests indicate that
colorama is more mature, even if it requires two lines of code instead of one.
import sys try: import colorama colorama.init() except: try: import tendo.ansiterm except: pass sys.stdout.write" 33[33mYellow Submarine" sys.stderr.write" 33[31mred, red , wine!"
Now, both will work normally but if you try to redirect only one of the stderr or stdout, ansiterm will output ANSI codes to screen and redirected output.
I’m not sure but I suspect that the correct behavior is to strip ANSI codes when the output si not a tty, you don’t want to see ANSI escapes in log files.
Your best bet is probably to use the colorama module.
In fact, I believe that the Windows console does not support ANSI colors natively. colorama solves this difficulty by intercepting ANSI sequences and performing the appropriate Windows color change calls. This way, your code can be quite portable, as it can print colors in the same way both on Windows and in ANSI-compliant terminals.
You can also use colorful which use colorama for portability.