Report format

Peter Rice pmr at
Fri Dec 5 11:20:27 UTC 2003

Henrikki Almusa wrote:
> Hello,
> Small question about report format. Since one can add tag in style 
> 'type:value=text_in_file'. Is there some way to give spaces in "text_in_file" 
> or give sort of "%-xS" type of syntax to make sure atleast x sized are is 
> used?

Good idea!

The code has widths for each column already.

We need a syntax to give:

1. minimum column width
2. maximum column width (for example, for sequence data that can be very 

Perhaps type:value%n.n=columnheading

More questions:

Do we need more column types?

Do we need a way to define the "standard" tags - to change them or to 
exclude them (excluding could be done with qualifiers, changing needs a 
tag syntax)



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