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Pretty Document Primitives

Fipp's pretty printer engine accepts a "pretty document" which is a tree of these primitive nodes. Each node is a vector tagged with a keyword as its first-element. Common patterns have shorthand representations. The behavior of and shorthands for each primitive are described below.

See the serialize function in src/fipp/engine.clj for the full details of how input documents are expanded and interpreted.

See src/fipp/edn.clj for example usage.

[:text "..."]

Text nodes are measured and printed verbatim.

Typically you don't use :text nodes explicitly, since strings are automatically expanded to [:text "..."].

You should not include \n characters in text.

[:escaped "..."]

Escaped nodes are printed verbatim, but measure as one character.

Useful for cases where characters need to be escaped in the printed output, but will eventually be rendered to occupy only one column.

[:pass "..."]

Passthrough nodes are printed verbatim, but not measured.

Use Passthrough nodes for zero-width control sequences, such as ANSI escape sequences for colors.

When a passthrough node occurs at the beginning of a line, it is emitted after any indentation. If that's not appropriate, put the node at the end of the preceeding line, before the corresponding :line op.

[:span children...]

Span nodes concatenate zero or more children nodes. Seqs and nil are treated as spans, so you can often omit them when concatenating document fragments with standard Clojure sequence functions.

[:line "inline" "terminate"]

Line nodes print as either a line terminator and break, or the inline string value. See :group nodes for how to determine which.

The inline and terminate arguments are optional.

A :line keyword by itself is shorthand for the defaults: [:line " " ""].

[:group children...]

Group nodes indicate a subdocument which should be laid out either horizontally or vertically. Horizontal means that all :line nodes in the group will be printed as their inline arguments. Vertical means that all :line nodes in the group will be printed as line breaks and subsequent lines will be indented to the appropriate tab stop.

Fipp attempts to print groups horizontally whenever possible. If a group is measured to be past the right margin, it will be printed vertically. Groups can also be printed vertically if they are nested more deeply than the width. Inner groups are always printed vertically before outer groups.

Children are concatenated as if by :span.

[:nest indent children...]

Nest nodes indicate a subdocument wherein vertically laid out :line nodes should produce an increased indent. A new "tab stop" is pushed on to a stack relative to the most recent tab stop.

The indent argument is optional and defaults to 2.

Children are concatenated as if by :span.

Nest nodes do not introduce a new layout group.

[:align offset children...]

Alignment nodes indicate a subdocument wherein vertically laid out :line nodes should produce a matching indent. A new "tab stop" is pushed on to a stack relative to the most recently printed column.

The offset argument is optional and defaults to 0.

Children are concatenated as if by :span.

Alignment nodes do not introduce a new layout group.

[:break]

Break nodes force a newline. The tab stop stack is unchanged.

The vector wrapper around the :break keyword is optional.

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