[Python-Dev] Where to put wrap_text()?

Steven Lott s_lott@yahoo.com
Mon, 3 Jun 2002 06:58:24 -0700 (PDT)

Another place for a text wrap function would be part of pprint.

I agree with M. Pinard that it doesn't deserve an entire module.

RE seems a little off-task for formatting text.
PPRINT seems more closely related to the core problem.

And it leaves room for adding additional formatting and
pretty-printing features.  Perhaps a small class hierarchy
with different wrapping algorithms (filling and justifying,
no filling, etc.)

--- Tim Peters <tim.one@comcast.net> wrote:
> [Greg Ward, on wrapping text]
> > ...
> Note that regrtest.py also has a wrapper:
> def printlist(x, width=70, indent=4):
>     """Print the elements of a sequence to stdout.
>     Optional arg width (default 70) is the maximum line
> length.
>     Optional arg indent (default 4) is the number of blanks
> with which to
>     begin each line.
>     """
> This kind of thing gets reinvented too often, so +1 on a
> module from me.
> Just make sure it handle the union of all possible desires,
> but has a simple
> and intuitive interface <wink>.
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