Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Alvaro Herrera wrote:

> > Surely psql computes the width of all cells before printing anything.
> It does, but if you have a value that has a tab, how do you know what
> tab stop you are on because you don't know the final width of the
> previous columns at that time, so there is no way to know the width of
> that cell.

My point is that you don't need to align the tabstops with the start of
the line, but with the start of the _column_.  So the width of the
previous column doesn't matter.

Alvaro Herrera                      
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