Last Modified
2013-04-17 00:31:49 -0700
Requires
  • prettyprint
  • etc.so

Description

Pretty-printer for Ruby objects.

Which seems better?

non-pretty-printed output by p is:

#<PP:0x81fedf0 @genspace=#<Proc:0x81feda0>, @group_queue=#<PrettyPrint::GroupQueue:0x81fed3c @queue=[[#<PrettyPrint::Group:0x81fed78 @breakables=[], @depth=0, @break=false>], []]>, @buffer=[], @newline="\n", @group_stack=[#<PrettyPrint::Group:0x81fed78 @breakables=[], @depth=0, @break=false>], @buffer_width=0, @indent=0, @maxwidth=79, @output_width=2, @output=#<IO:0x8114ee4>>

pretty-printed output by pp is:

#<PP:0x81fedf0
 @buffer=[],
 @buffer_width=0,
 @genspace=#<Proc:0x81feda0>,
 @group_queue=
  #<PrettyPrint::GroupQueue:0x81fed3c
   @queue=
    [[#<PrettyPrint::Group:0x81fed78 @break=false, @breakables=[], @depth=0>],
     []]>,
 @group_stack=
  [#<PrettyPrint::Group:0x81fed78 @break=false, @breakables=[], @depth=0>],
 @indent=0,
 @maxwidth=79,
 @newline="\n",
 @output=#<IO:0x8114ee4>,
 @output_width=2>

I like the latter. If you do too, this library is for you.

Usage

pp(obj)

output obj to +$>+ in pretty printed format.

It returns nil.

Output Customization

To define your customized pretty printing function for your classes, redefine a method pretty_print(pp) in the class. It takes an argument pp which is an instance of the class PP. The method should use PP#text, PP#breakable, PP#nest, PP#group and PP::PPMethods#pp to print the object.

Author

Tanaka Akira <akr@m17n.org>

Commenting is here to help enhance the documentation. For example, code samples, or clarification of the documentation.

If you have questions about Ruby or the documentation, please post to one of the Ruby mailing lists. You will get better, faster, help that way.

If you wish to post a correction of the docs, please do so, but also file bug report so that it can be corrected for the next release. Thank you.

If you want to help improve the Ruby documentation, please visit Documenting-ruby.org.

blog comments powered by Disqus