Proposal: Add Text.PrettyPrint.HughesPJ.zeroText

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at
Fri Mar 23 16:05:04 EDT 2007


> but I called it OOB text for 'out-of-band' text. I use it mainly for
> xterm escape codes.

I would have thought the term zeroText more accurately signifies the
meaning, partly because out-of-band isn't such a commonly known
phrase. If anyone can suggest anything better than zeroText, then I'm
happy to hear it.

> I actually like Daan's pretty printer much more than the hughespj one, I
> find it easier to get the layout I want and clearer in general.

I don't particularly like the hughespj, but its the one that made it
into the base library. It's probably also a good candidate for coming
out of the base library at some point, but thats an entirely different

> would there be interest is something like DocLike in the main libraries?

I would have thought a good pretty printer library with all the
various implementations and a DocLike would be nice. Not sure it
belongs in the main library though - I see pretty printing more like
parsing, an addon to the standard libraries.



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