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]>

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