Okay, I made a stand-alone package called 'text-table', uploaded on the pkg
server.

Readme here: https://github.com/Metaxal/text-table/blob/master/README.md

Needs more doc, but it should be rather self-explanatory, in particular if
you try 'racket -l text-table' to see the output of the main example.

On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 9:50 AM, Laurent <laurent.ors...@gmail.com> wrote:

> There's something like that buried in my bazaar package, maybe it's
> sufficient for your needs:
> https://github.com/Metaxal/bazaar/blob/master/text-table.rkt
>
> The main submodule prints the examples.
>
> It provides two ways to output tables. The first one 'table->string' is
> the simplest one and the example outputs:
>
>   a │   b │    c │  d │ e │          f │  g │    h
> ——————————————————————————————————————————————————
> 123 │ 456 │   77 │ 54 │ 1 │ 5646547987 │ 41 │    1
> ——————————————————————————————————————————————————
> 111 │  22 │ 3333 │ 44 │ 5 │          6 │  7 │ 8888
>
> The second one is more tweakable but more complicated and the example
> produces:
> ╔════╦╦════════╦════╗
> ║i   ║║f1      ║f2  ║
> ╠════╬╬════════╬════╣
> ╠════╬╬════════╬════╣
> ║a   ║║b       ║c   ║
> ╠════╬╬════════╬════╣
> ║x   ║║y       ║z   ║
> ╚════╩╩════════╩════╝
>
> If I had time I would merge the two and make it both simple and
> tweakable...
>
> On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 7:07 AM, 'John Clements' via users-redirect <
> us...@plt-scheme.org> wrote:
>
>>
>> > On Sep 21, 2017, at 16:10, Jay McCarthy <jay.mccar...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > `raco pkg show` implements something very close that you could turn
>> > into a library
>> >
>> > https://github.com/racket/racket/blob/master/racket/collects
>> /pkg/private/show.rkt#L102
>>
>> Ah! Nice!
>>
>> John
>>
>> >
>> > On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 5:03 PM, 'John Clements' via users-redirect
>> > <us...@plt-scheme.org> wrote:
>> >> Before I go re-inventing the wheel, I want to ask you folks: has
>> anyone written a library that prints out tabular data in a textual format?
>> >>
>> >> E.G: given
>> >>
>> >> ‘((“a” “bcd” “ef”) (“gh” “hhu.thnt” “t”)
>> >>
>> >> returns
>> >>
>> >> "
>> >> ----------------------
>> >> | a  | bcd      | ef |
>> >> | gh | hhu.thnt | t  |
>> >> ———————————
>> >> “
>> >>
>> >> (sorry about the horrible damage that Apple Mail inflicts upon this
>> message.)
>> >>
>> >> … in the style of postgresql and similar display engines?
>> >>
>> >> It’s easy to write one of these, but if someone else has done it, it
>> will probably have nice bells and whistles that mine won’t.
>> >>
>> >> John
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
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