Alvaro Herrera wrote: > 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.
OK, so I am not really using tabs in the output, but outputting the proper number of spaces to make it look like a tab? That works. Let me try it. -- Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://momjian.us EnterpriseDB http://enterprisedb.com + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. + -- Sent via pgsql-patches mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-patches