> On Sep 23, 2017, at 12:24, 'John Clements' via users-redirect 
> <us...@plt-scheme.org> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> On Sep 23, 2017, at 12:02, Laurent <laurent.ors...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> 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.
> 
> Awesome! You’ve saved me hours.

One simple thing: could you add the tags “tabular” and maybe also “format” or 
“text”? I’m afraid that in its current form, I wouldn’t have found this package 
when searching for it.

John

> 
> (Translation: Darn! Now I have to get real work done rather than yak-shaving 
> on this sub-project…)
> 
> Thanks again!
> 
> John
> 
>> 
>> 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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