This class implements a pretty printing algorithm. It finds line breaks and nice indentations for grouped structure.
By default, the class assumes that primitive elements are strings and each byte in the strings have single column in width. But it can be used for other situations by giving suitable arguments for some methods:
newline object and space generation block for PrettyPrint.new
optional width argument for PrettyPrint#text
There are several candidate uses:
text formatting using proportional fonts
multibyte characters which has columns different to number of bytes
Box based formatting?
Other (better) model/algorithm?
Report any bugs at bugs.ruby-lang.org
Christian Lindig, Strictly Pretty, March 2000, www.st.cs.uni-sb.de/~lindig/papers/#pretty
Philip Wadler, A prettier printer, March 1998, homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/wadler/topics/language-design.html#prettier
Tanaka Akira <[email protected]>