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#pp to print the object.

Author

Tanaka Akira <akr@m17n.org>