[Tutor] interesting behaviour with postional output
cranky.frankie at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 19:58:54 CET 2011
I'm working on writing out postional output. When I use this statement:
print('%-40s%s' % (element_list, element_list))
I get nice, lined up columns on the screen. When I write to a file like this:
new_line = ('%-40s%s%s' % (element_list, element_list,'\n'))
a very funny thing happens. When I open the file in Notepad, the
columns are not lined up, however when I switch the font to Courier,
they * are* lined up. So what's happening is the output statement is
working correctly - the second column starts in the 41st postion - but
you have to use a non-proportional font to see it.
I was hoping to not have the font be an issue.
Frank L. "Cranky Frankie" Palmeri, Guilderland, NY, USA
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