[Python-Dev] Where to put wrap_text()?
Thu, 06 Jun 2002 20:12:58 -0400
> 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.
> I think this one will probably stand; I've gotten to the point with my
> text-wrapping code where I'm reimplementing the various other
> text-wrappers people have mentioned on top of it, and
> regrtest.printlist() is just not a good fit. It's for printing
> lists compactly, not for filling text. Whatever.
regrtest's printlist is trivial to implement on top of the code you posted:
def printlist(x, width=70, indent=4):
guts = map(str, x)
blanks = ' ' * indent
w = textwrap.TextWrapper()
print w.fill(' '.join(guts), width, blanks, blanks)
TextWrapper certainly doesn't have to worry about changing the list into a
string, all I want it is that it wrap a string, and it does.
>> Just make sure it handle the union of all possible desires, but
>> has a simple and intuitive interface <wink>.
> Right. Gotcha. Code coming up soon.
It's no more than 10x more elaborate than necessary, so ship it <wink>.