#411 word wrap in pdwindow

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2011-08-01
2011-08-01
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This patch changes the Pd window to make line breaks at word boundaries. This is more legible than the default text widget behavior, which is to break at character boundaries.

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  • Jonathan Wilkes

    Jonathan Wilkes - 2011-08-01
     
  • Hans-Christoph Steiner

    this would make a good GUI plugin, it would be simple, something like:

    .pdwindow.text configure -wrap word

     
  • Jonathan Wilkes

    Jonathan Wilkes - 2011-08-17

    I'm not quite sure what the purpose would be. I'm submi

    tting this as an improvement over tk's default wrapping

    , which splits atoms in the pdwindow. I suppose there's

    the slight side effect of introducing more ambiguity b

    etween word wrapping and the line breaks which represen

    t the end of a message, but generally one scans for "pr

    int" or whatever one specified as an argument to print,

    followed by a colon. (Anyhow, the way to get rid of t

    hat ambiguity altogether is to have two bgcolors that a

    lternate each time something is posted to the pdwindow.

    )

     
  • Hans-Christoph Steiner

    In all the tools I use, from terminals to log viewers to programming editors, they wrap on characters rather than words. That's pretty typical for UNIX or GNU tools. I am sure many people would prefer word wrapping, therefore a GUI plugin gives us both options.

     


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