That's also getting on my nerves when I use it
On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 11:35 AM, Jakob Schnitzer <issues-re...@bitbucket.org
> New issue 224: bean-format: allow specifying just the currency column
> Jakob Schnitzer:
> Currently, bean-format will determine the maximum width of prefix and
> number "columns" and uses this to align the currencies at column number
> `prefix (left-aligned) + 2 + number_width (right-aligned) + 1` if possible.
> The recently added command line options allow specifying some preferred
> values for these widths. I find these options a bit complicated and propose
> adding the "simpler" option `currency-column` (or some other name): For
> this the algorithm would be adapted to insert the necessary number of
> spaces between the prefix and number so that the currency ends up in the
> given column. I think if one wants to set these alignment options by hand,
> this is really the value that one is interested in (and one doesn't need to
> study the code to see what the options actually mean and where the +3 comes
> from). Currently, to achieve this, one has to do some trial and error to
> see which combination of prefix-width and num-width works best.
> Note that this would also mean that the columns could overlap as follows.
> I find this to be a slight improvement, but one might also see this as a
> longlonglonglonglonglonglonglongprefix 10.00 USD
> shortprefix 10.00000000000000000000 USD
> [I'd be happy to implement this in a PR]
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