A library to build simple text-based tables for use on a command line
interface. We're using Unicode box drawing characters by default, so please
ensure your terminal supports them. If not, never fear, you can use the
Text::Table::List::ASCII varient which uses standard ASCII characters, or
define your own set of characters entirely.
Currently we only support a very minimal table-like structure, here is one
my $t1 = Text::Table::List.new(:length(40)).start;
$t1.label("A Test Table");
$t1.label("And now for some numbers.");
$t1.field("The Answer:", 42);
The above would output something that looks like:
║ A Test Table ║
║ Hello: World ║
║ Goodbye: Universe ║
║ And now for some numbers. ║
║ Pi: 3.243F6A ║
║ The Answer: 42 ║
║ Nonsense: 31.34892 ║
You can also pass multiple named paramters to the field() method and each
one will be used as a name/value pair.
For more, see the tests and examples, in the 't' and 'example' folders
This module is pretty simple, and supports only a very small subset of
the functionality expected from a table. The most obvious is that it does
not support any form of real columns. It has separator lines, blank lines,
labels and fields (which consist of a name and a value.) That's it.
So, for a future project, I'd like to build another Text::Table::* module
that allows you to build text-based tables with full column support.
It will be it's own project, as I want to keep this one as simple as possible.
Timothy Totten, supernovus on #perl6, https://github.com/supernovus/
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