[stringtemplate-interest] Controlling the width of a string
parrt at cs.usfca.edu
Sat Jul 21 18:06:58 PDT 2007
On Jul 21, 2007, at 11:45 AM, Russell Lear wrote:
> I've been using string template to help produce various DB reports,
> easily changing between csv, xml and simple text formats, just
> changing my configuration file. Cool.
> But someone asked if I couldn't make the text formatted reports
> "prettier", by better aligning things, particularly numbers. Is it
> possible to ask that a value occupy at least n characters? (right-
> justify would also be nice). Is this not in the spirit of
> StringTemplate? If it isn't could someone clear this up for me?
Howdy. Try wrapping strings in renderer objects whose toString() does
what you want.
Latest build also has a format option; I think John Snyders was
working on the doc for it.
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